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furrow

[fur-oh, fuhr-oh]
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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)
  1. to make a furrow or furrows in.
  2. to make wrinkles in (the face): to furrow one's brow.
verb (used without object)
  1. to become furrowed.

Origin of furrow

before 900; Middle English forwe, furgh, Old English furh; cognate with Old Frisian furch, Old High German fur(u)h (German Furche), Latin porca ridge between furrows
Related formsfur·row·er, nounfur·row·less, adjectivefur·row·like, adjectivefur·row·y, adjectiveun·fur·rowed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for furrowed

furrow

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
  1. to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
  2. to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
Derived Formsfurrower, nounfurrowless, adjectivefurrow-like or furrowy, adjective

Word Origin

Old English furh; related to Old Frisian furch, Old Norse for, Old High German furuh furrow, Latin porca ridge between furrows
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Word Origin and History for furrowed

furrow

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]

furrow

v.

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

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furrowed in Medicine

furrow

(fûrō)
n.
  1. A rut, groove, or narrow depression.
  2. A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
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