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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Noun plough has 2 senses

Verb plough has 2 senses

  • plough(v = verb.motion) plow - move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water"
  • is one way to go, locomote, move, travel
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  • plough(v = verb.creation) plow, turn - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
  • is one way to till
    Derived forms noun plough2, noun ploughing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something


ploughn. & v. 
     See Plow.  [1913 Webster]
ploughn. [OE. plouh, plou, AS. plōh; akin to D. ploeg, G. pflug, OHG. pfluog, pfluoh, Icel. plōgr, Sw. plog, Dan. ploug, plov, Russ. plug', Lith. plugas.].
  •  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 plow.  [1913 Webster]
    "Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.  Johnson.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A carucate of land; a plowland.  [1913 Webster]
    "Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Same as Charles's Wain.  [1913 Webster]
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
ploughv. t. 
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up
    With her prepared nails.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "With speed we plow the watery way."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.<-- ## = plow under --> -- To plow up, to turn out of the ground by plowing.
ploughv. 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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ?"  [1913 Webster]


plough, n. & v. (esp. US plow)
1 an implement with a cutting blade fixed in a frame drawn by a tractor or by horses, for cutting furrows in the soil and turning it up.
2 an implement resembling this and having a comparable function (snowplough).
3 ploughed land.
4 (the Plough) the constellation Ursa Major or its seven bright stars.
1 tr. (also absol.) turn up (the earth) with a plough, esp. before sowing.
2 tr. (foll. by out, up, down, etc.) turn or extract (roots, weeds, etc.) with a plough.
3 tr. furrow or scratch (a surface) as if with a plough.
4 tr. produce (a furrow or line) in this way.
5 intr. (foll. by through) advance laboriously, esp. through work, a book, etc.
6 intr. (foll. by through, into) move like a plough violently.
7 intr. & tr. Brit. colloq. fail in an examination.

plough back
1 plough (grass etc.) into the soil to enrich it.
2 reinvest (profits) in the business producing them. Plough Monday the first Monday after the Epiphany. put one's hand to the plough undertake a task (Luke 9:62).
ploughable adj. plougher n.
OE ploh f. ON pl{oacute}gr f. Gmc




VB cultivate, till the soil, farm, garden, sow, plant, reap, mow, cut, manure, dress the ground, dig, delve, dibble, hoe, plough, plow, harrow, rake, weed, lop and top, backset.

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