n. & v.

1) See Plow.


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 plow.

2) Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.

3) A carucate of land; a plowland.

4) A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.

5) An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.

6) Same as Charles's Wain.

7) 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.

v. i.

1) 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.

v. t.

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.

3) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.

Example Sentences for


1) Another more recent commercial design , the Delta uses an unhinged shank and a Plough with specific angles to develop slightly superior performance
2) So named due to its resemblance to a traditional agricultural Plough -LRB- or more specifically two Ploughshares -RRB- , many manufacturers produce a Plough-style design , all based on or direct copies of the original CQR -LRB- Secure -RRB- , a 1933 design by mathematician Geoffrey Ingram Taylor
3) Plowshare , the cutting blade of plow -LRB- Plough -RRB-
4) Plowshare , the cutting blade of a plow -LRB- Plough -RRB-