• (America) IPA: /ˈfʌɹoʊ/, /ˈfɝoʊ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈfʌɹəʊ/

furrow (plural furrows)

  1. A trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop.
    Don't walk across that deep furrow in the field.
  2. Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal.
  3. A deep wrinkle in the skin of the face, especially on the forehead.
    When she was tired, a deep furrow appeared on her forehead.
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furrow (furrows, present participle furrowing; past and past participle furrowed)

  1. (transitive) To cut#Verb|cut one or more groove#Noun|grooves in (the ground, etc.).
    Cart wheels can furrow roads.
    • 1847, Alfred Tennyson, The Princess: A Medley, London: Edward Moxon, […], OCLC 2024748 ↗, part III, page 47 ↗:
      Morn in the white wake of the morning star / Came furrowing all the orient into gold.
  2. (transitive) To wrinkle#Verb|wrinkle.
  3. (transitive) To pull#Verb|pull one's brows or eyebrows together due to concentration, worry#Noun|worry, etc.
    Synonyms: frown
    As she read the document intently her brows began to furrow.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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