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Meaning of PLOW

Pronunciation:  plaw

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  1. [n]  a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
  2. [v]  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression; "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of China"
  3. [v]  to break and turn over earth esp. with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
  4. [v]  move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"

PLOW is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: address, cover, deal, handle, plough, plough, plough, treat, turn
 See Also: broach, bull tongue, cut into, delve, dig, discourse, discuss, disk, go, harrow, initiate, locomote, moldboard plow, mouldboard plough, move, ridge, spiel, talk about, theologise, theologize, till, tool, travel, turn over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plow\, Plough \Plough\ (plou), n. [OE. plouh, plou, AS.
    pl[=o]h; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh,
    Icel. pl[=o]gr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug',
    Lith. plugas.]
    1. A well-known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or
       other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for
       bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil
       for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining
             Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow.
    2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry. --Johnson.
    3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.]
             Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.
                                                   --Tale of
    4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
    5. (Bookbinding) An implement for trimming or shaving off the
       edges of books.
    6. (Astron.) Same as {Charles's Wain}.
    {Ice plow}, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds,
       etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]
    {Mackerel plow}. See under {Mackerel}.
    {Plow alms}, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the
       church. --Cowell.
    {Plow beam}, that part of the frame of a plow to which the
       draught is applied. See {Beam}, n., 9.
    {Plow Monday}, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of
       Christmas holidays.
    {Plow staff}.
       (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning
           the plowshare; a paddle staff.
       (b) A plow handle.
    {Snow plow}, a structure, usually [Lambda]-shaped, for
       removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or
       driven by a horse or a locomotive.
  2. \Plow\, Plough \Plough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plowed}
    (ploud) or {Ploughed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plowing} or
    1. To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till
       with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow
       a field.
    2. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run
       through, as in sailing.
             Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up With her
             prepared nails.                       --Shak.
             With speed we plow the watery way.    --Pope.
    3. (Bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a
       book or paper, with a plow. See {Plow}, n., 5.
    4. (Joinery) To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge
       of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive
       the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a
       tongue, etc.
    {To plow in}, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.
    {To plow up}, to turn out of the ground by plowing.
  3. \Plow\, Plough \Plough\ (plou), v. i.
    To labor with, or as with, a plow; to till or turn up the
    soil with a plow; to prepare the soil or bed for anything.
          Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ?   --Isa. xxviii.
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