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furrow

[ fur-oh, fuhr-oh ]
/ ˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ /
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noun
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.
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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

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British Dictionary definitions for furrow

furrow
/ (ˈfʌrəʊ) /

noun
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
verb
to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
to make a furrow or furrows in (land)

Derived forms of furrow

furrower, nounfurrowless, adjectivefurrow-like or furrowy, adjective

Word Origin for furrow

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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Medical definitions for furrow

furrow
[ fûrō ]

n.
A rut, groove, or narrow depression.
A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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