[fal-oh] /ˈfæl oʊ/
(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.
not in use; inactive:
My creative energies have lain fallow this year.
land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons.
verb (used with object)
to make (land) fallow for agricultural purposes.
[fal-oh] /ˈfæl oʊ/
pale-yellow; light-brown; dun.
(of land) left unseeded after being ploughed and harrowed to regain fertility for a crop
(of an idea, state of mind, etc) undeveloped or inactive, but potentially useful
land treated in this way
(transitive) to leave (land) unseeded after ploughing and harrowing it
of a light yellowish-brown colour
c.1300, from Old English fealh “fallow land,” from Proto-Germanic *falgo (cf. Old High German felga “harrow,” German Felge “plowed-up fallow land,” East Frisian falge “fallow,” falgen “to break up ground”), perhaps from a derivation of PIE root *pel- “to turn,” assimilated in English to fallow (adj.) because of the color of plowed earth. Originally “plowed land,” then “land plowed but not planted” (1520s). As an adjective, from late 14c.
“pale yellow, brownish yellow,” Old English fealu “reddish yellow, yellowish-brown, tawny, dusk-colored,” from Proto-Germanic *falwa- (cf. Old Saxon falu, Old Norse fölr, Middle Dutch valu, Dutch vaal, Old High German falo, German falb), from PIE *pal-wo- “dark-colored, gray” (cf. Old Church Slavonic plavu, Lithuanian palvas “sallow;” Greek polios, Sanskrit palitah, Welsh llwyd “gray;” Latin pallere “to be pale”), from root *pal- (see pallor). It also forms the root of words for “pigeon” in Greek (peleia), Latin (palumbes), and Old Prussian (poalis).
noun 1. a Eurasian deer, Dama dama, with a fallow or yellowish coat. noun 1. either of two deer, Dama dama or D. mesopotamica, native to the Mediterranean region and Persia respectively. The antlers are flattened and the summer coat is reddish with white spots Deut. 14:5 (R.V., “Wild goat”); 1 Kings 4:23 (R.V., “roebucks”). […]
noun an extended time period in which Halloween items are sold, during the fall when there are no other holidays Examples Falloween is evident in the stores from Labor Day until just after Halloween. Word Origin fall + (Hall)oween
The expression, “Break up your fallow ground” (Hos. 10:12; Jer. 4:3) means, “Do not sow your seed among thorns”, i.e., break off all your evil habits; clear your hearts of weeds, in order that they may be prepared for the seed of righteousness. Land was allowed to lie fallow that it might become more fruitful; […]
[fal-oh] /ˈfæl oʊ/ adjective 1. (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. 2. not in use; inactive: My creative energies have lain fallow this year. noun 3. land that has undergone plowing and harrowing and has been left unseeded for one or more growing seasons. verb (used with object) 4. […]