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PLOW

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plow mean? 

PLOW (noun)
  The noun PLOW has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PLOW used as a noun is very rare.


PLOW (verb)
  The verb PLOW has 3 senses:

1. to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
2. deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
3. move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil

  Familiarity information: PLOW used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLOW (noun)


Sense 1plow [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 ("plow" is a kind of...):

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

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

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

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


PLOW (verb)


Sense 1plow [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 "plow" is one way to...):

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

"Plow" 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 "plow"):

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


Sense 2plow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

deal; plow; handle; treat; cover; address

Context examples:

This book deals with incest / The course covered all of Western Civilization / The new book treats the history of China

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

broach; initiate (bring up a topic for discussion)

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

theologise; theologize (treat from a theological viewpoint or render theological in character)

discourse; discuss; talk about (to consider or examine in speech or writing)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3plow [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 "plow" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frames:

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


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"No man is an island" (English proverb)

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