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PLOUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Plough mean? 

PLOUGH (noun)
  The noun PLOUGH has 2 senses:

1. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
2. a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

  Familiarity information: PLOUGH used as a noun is rare.


PLOUGH (verb)
  The verb PLOUGH has 2 senses:

1. move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil
2. to break and turn over earth especially with a plow

  Familiarity information: PLOUGH used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLOUGH (noun)


Sense 1Plough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Big Dipper; Charles's Wain; Plough; Wain; Wagon; Dipper

Instance hypernyms:

asterism ((astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation))

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

Great Bear; Ursa Major (a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star)


Sense 2plough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

plow; plough

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

tool (an implement used in the practice of a vocation)

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

bull tongue (a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields)

moldboard plow; mouldboard plough (plow that has a moldboard)


PLOUGH (verb)


Sense 1plough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

plough; plow

Context example:

The ship plowed through the water

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

go; locomote; move; travel (change location; move, travel, or proceed)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2plough [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To break and turn over earth especially with a plow

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

plow; plough; turn

Context examples:

Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week / turn the earth in the Spring

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

till (work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation)

"Plough" entails doing...:

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

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "plough"):

ridge (plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip)

disk; harrow (draw a harrow over (land))

Sentence frames:

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


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