plow


plow
I
plow, plough (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. cultivate, dig, till, turn, break, furrow. See agriculture.
II
(Roget's IV) n. Types of plows include: moldboard, gang, steam, tractor, double, straddle, sulky, wheel, mole, skim, hillside, shovel, sod, paring, bullnose, hand; lister, hoe plow, horse-hoe, garden plow, wheel hoe, harrow, cultivator, corn-hoe*; see also tool 1 v.
1. [To use a plow]
Syn. break, furrow, cultivate, harrow, turn, plow up, turn over, till, list, ridge, break ground, do the plowing, start the spring work, turn it over*, give it the gang*; see also farm .
2. [To act like a plow]
Syn. smash into, rush through, shove apart; see dig 1 , push 1 .
3. [*To fail; British, usually spelled ""plough'' ]
Syn. suspend, send home, dismiss; see fail 5 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
break ground, turn over, till, harrow, furrow, cultivate, hoe, dig up, *rototill.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To spade or dig (soil) to bring the undersoil to the surface: turn, turn over. See MOVE.

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  • Plow — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plow — Plow, Plough Plough, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plowed} (ploud) or {Ploughed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plowing} or {Ploughing}.] 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plow — [plou] n. [ME ploh < Late OE, akin to Ger pflug, ON plógr < Gmc * plog < native Alpine (Rhaetian) base > Langobardic plovum] 1. a farm implement used to cut, turn up, and break up the soil ☆ 2. any implement like this; specif., a)… …   English World dictionary

  • plow — plow·able; plow; plow·er; plow·land; plow·man; plow·right·ia; …   English syllables

  • Plow — 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. Shak. [1913 Webster] Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ? Isa. xxviii. 24. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plow — (Brit. plough) ► NOUN 1) a large farming implement with one or more blades fixed in a frame, drawn over soil to turn it over and cut furrows. 2) (the Plow) a prominent formation of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear). ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • plow on — [phrasal verb] : to continue doing something that is slow and difficult I was discouraged, but I plowed on. • • • Main Entry: ↑plow …   Useful english dictionary

  • plow — [plau] n, v the usual American spelling of ↑plough …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plow — [v] dig up ground for cultivation break, break ground, bulldoze, cultivate, farm, furrow, harrow, harvest, list, push, rake, reap, ridge, rush, shove, smash, till, trench, turn, turn over; concept 178 Ant. fill …   New thesaurus

  • plow — plowable, adj. plowability, n. plower, n. /plow/, n. 1. an agricultural implement used for cutting, lifting, turning over, and partly pulverizing soil. 2. any of various implements resembling or suggesting this, as a kind of plane for cutting… …   Universalium

  • plow — Synonyms and related words: all crop harvester, backset, baler, bank, bean harvester, beet harvester, binder, break, breaker, canal, canalize, carve, cast plow, chamfer, channel, chisel, combine, corrugate, cotton picker, crab, crack, crimp,… …   Moby Thesaurus