Definition of furrow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfʌrəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɜːroʊ//
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  1. 1a long narrow cut in the ground, especially one made by a plough for planting seeds in dark ploughed earth, with white chalk in the furrows Truck wheels had dug furrows in the track. Water lay in the furrows of the ploughed fields.
  2. 2a deep line in the skin of the face Suddenly he looked tired and there were deep furrows in his brow.
  3. Word OriginOld English furh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voor and German Furche, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin porca ‘ridge between furrows’.Idioms
    plough a lonely, your own, etc., furrow
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    (literary) to do things that other people do not do, or be interested in things that other people are not interested in
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