[fur-oh, fuhr-oh] /ˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ/
a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface:
the furrows of a wrinkled face.
verb (used with object)
to make a furrow or furrows in.
to make wrinkles in (the face):
to furrow one’s brow.
verb (used without object)
to become furrowed.
a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plough or a trench resembling this
any long deep groove, esp a deep wrinkle on the forehead
to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
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]
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)
an opening in the ground made by the plough (Ps. 65:10; Hos. 10:4, 10).
[fur-ee] /ˈfɜr i/ adjective, furrier, furriest. 1. consisting of or resembling : a deep, furry rug in front of the fireplace; the furry undergrowth of the forest. 2. covered with ; wearing : Many furry animals are in danger of becoming extinct. 3. obstructed or coated as if with : a furry voice; a furry […]
noun 1. any of several eared seals, as Callorhinus alascanus, having a plush underfur used in making coats, trimmings, etc. noun 1. any of various eared seals, esp of the genus Arctocephalus, that have a fine dense underfur and are hunted as a source of sealskin
- Fur seal islands
plural noun 1. another name for Pribilof Islands
/ˌfɜːˈʃlʌɡɪnə/ adjective 1. (US, informal) crazy; foolish