Furrow



[fur-oh, fuhr-oh] /ˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ/

noun
1.
a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
2.
a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface:
the furrows of a wrinkled face.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make a furrow or furrows in.
4.
to make wrinkles in (the face):
to furrow one’s brow.
verb (used without object)
5.
to become furrowed.
/ˈfʌrəʊ/
noun
1.
a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plough or a trench resembling this
2.
any long deep groove, esp a deep wrinkle on the forehead
verb
3.
to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
4.
to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
n.

Old English furh “furrow, trench,” from Proto-Germanic *furkh- (cf. Old Frisian furch “furrow;” Middle Dutch vore, Dutch voor; German Furche “furrow;” Old Norse for “furrow, drainage ditch”), from PIE *perk- (cf. Latin porca “ridge between two furrows,” Old Irish -rech, Welsh rhych “furrow”). “Some scholars connect this word with Latin porcus, Eng. FARROW, assigning to the common root the sense ‘to root like a swine.’ ” [OED]
v.

early 15c., “to plow,” from furrow (n.). Meaning “to make wrinkles in one’s face, brow, etc.” is from 1590s. Related: Furrowed; furrowing.

furrow fur·row (fûr’ō, fŭr’ō)
n.

an opening in the ground made by the plough (Ps. 65:10; Hos. 10:4, 10).

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