plough

[ plou ]
/ plaʊ /

noun, verb (used with or without object) Chiefly British.

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OTHER WORDS FROM plough

un·ploughed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for plough (1 of 2)

plough

esp US plow

/ (plaʊ) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of plough

plougher or esp US plower, noun

Word Origin for plough

Old English plōg plough land; related to Old Norse plogr, Old High German pfluoc

British Dictionary definitions for plough (2 of 2)

Plough
/ (plaʊ) /

noun

the Plough the group of the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa MajorAlso known as: Charles's Wain Usual US name: the Big Dipper
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