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FURROW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does furrow mean? 

FURROW (noun)
  The noun FURROW has 2 senses:

1. a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
2. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

  Familiarity information: FURROW used as a noun is rare.


FURROW (verb)
  The verb FURROW has 3 senses:

1. hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove
2. make wrinkled or creased
3. cut a furrow into a columns

  Familiarity information: FURROW used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FURROW (noun)


Sense 1furrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("furrow" is a kind of...):

trench (any long ditch cut in the ground)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "furrow"):

cut; gash (a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation)


Sense 2furrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crinkle; wrinkle; crease; furrow; seam; line

Context examples:

his face has many lines / ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

Hypernyms ("furrow" is a kind of...):

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "furrow"):

crow's feet; crow's foot; laugh line (a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes)

dermatoglyphic (the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet))

frown line (a facial wrinkle associated with frowning)

life line; lifeline; line of life (a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live)

heart line; line of heart; love line; mensal line (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature)

line of destiny; line of fate; line of Saturn (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be)

Holonyms ("furrow" is a part of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


FURROW (verb)


Sense 1furrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

furrow; rut; groove

Context example:

furrow soil

Hypernyms (to "furrow" is one way to...):

cut into; delve; dig; turn over (turn up, loosen, or remove earth)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2furrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make wrinkled or creased

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

crease; furrow; wrinkle

Context example:

furrow one's brow

Hypernyms (to "furrow" is one way to...):

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3furrow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut a furrow into a columns

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

chamfer; furrow; chase

Hypernyms (to "furrow" is one way to...):

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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