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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furrow  \Fur"row\,  n.  [OE.  forow,  forgh,  furgh,  AS  furh;  akin  to 
  D.  voor,  OHG.  furuh  G.  furche,  Dan.  fure,  Sw  f?ra,  Icel. 
  for  drain,  L.  porca  ridge  between  two  furrows.] 
  1.  A  trench  in  the  earth  made  by  or  as  by  a  plow. 
 
  2.  Any  trench,  channel,  or  groove,  as  in  wood  or  metal;  a 
  wrinkle  on  the  face;  as  the  furrows  of  age. 
 
  {Farrow  weed}  a  weed  which  grows  on  plowed  land.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  draw  a  straight  furrow},  to  live  correctly;  not  to 
  deviate  from  the  right  line  of  duty.  --Lowell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Furrow  \Fur"row\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Furrowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Furrowing}.]  [From  {Furrow},  n.;  cf  AS  fyrian.] 
  1.  To  cut  a  furrow  in  to  make  furrows  in  to  plow;  as  to 
  furrow  the  ground  or  sea.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  mark  with  channels  or  with  wrinkles. 
 
  Thou  canst  help  time  to  furrow  me  with  age.  --Shak. 
 
  Fair  cheeks  were  furrowed  with  hot  tears.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  furrow 
  n  1:  a  long  shallow  trench  in  the  ground  (especially  one  made  by 
  a  plow) 
  2:  a  slight  depression  in  the  smoothness  of  a  surface;  "His 
  face  has  many  wrinkles"  [syn:  {wrinkle},  {crease},  {crinkle}, 
  {seam},  {line}] 
  v  1:  hollow  out  in  the  form  of  a  furrow  or  groove;  "furrow  soil" 
  [syn:  {rut},  {groove}] 
  2:  make  wrinkled  or  creased;  "furrow  one's  brow"  [syn:  {wrinkle}, 
  {crease}] 
  3:  cut  a  furrow  into  a  columns  [syn:  {chamfer},  {chase}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Furrow 
  an  opening  in  the  ground  made  by  the  plough  (Ps.  65:10;  Hos. 
  10:4,  10). 
 




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