[ plou ]
/ plaʊ /

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

Related forms

un·ploughed, adjective

Definition for plough (2 of 2)

Also especially British, plough.

Origin of plow

before 1100; Middle English plouh, plugh(e), plough(e), Old English plōh; cognate with German Pflug plow

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British Dictionary definitions for plough (1 of 3)


esp US plow

/ (plaʊ) /



Derived Forms

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 3)


/ (plaʊ) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for plough (3 of 3)


/ (plaʊ) /

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of plough

Derived Forms

plower, noun
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