[fur-oh, fuhr-oh]
a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface: the furrows of a wrinkled face.
verb (used with object)
to make a furrow or furrows in.
to make wrinkles in (the face): to furrow one's brow.
verb (used without object)
to become furrowed.

before 900; Middle English forwe, furgh, Old English furh; cognate with Old Frisian furch, Old High German fur(u)h (German Furche), Latin porca ridge between furrows

furrower, noun
furrowless, adjective
furrowlike, adjective
furrowy, adjective
unfurrowed, adjective
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furrow (ˈfʌrəʊ)
1.  a long narrow trench made in the ground by a plough or a trench resembling this
2.  any long deep groove, esp a deep wrinkle on the forehead
3.  to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
4.  to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
[Old English furh; related to Old Frisian furch, Old Norse for, Old High German furuh furrow, Latin porca ridge between furrows]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. furh "furrow," from P.Gmc. *furkh- (cf. O.N. for "furrow, drainage ditch;" M.Du. vore, Du. voor; Ger. Furche "furrow"), from PIE *prk- (cf. L. porca "ridge between two furrows," O.Ir. -rech, Welsh rhych "furrow"). "Some scholars connect this word with L. porcus, Eng. FARROW, assigning to the common
root the sense 'to root like a swine.' " [OED] The verb meaning "to make wrinkles in one's face, brow, etc." is from 1590s. Related: Furrowed; furrowing.
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Medical Dictionary

furrow fur·row (fûr'ō, fŭr'ō)

  1. A rut, groove, or narrow depression.

  2. A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.

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Bible Dictionary

Furrow definition

an opening in the ground made by the plough (Ps. 65:10; Hos. 10:4, 10).

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Example sentences
Along its line of attachment to the buccal epithelium is a shallow groove, the dental furrow.
Everyone plows the straight-ahead furrow to work or home.
Consultants have rethought strategy to the nth degree but seldom furrow their
  brows about sales.
Their friends may give them strange looks, so teach them to clench their fists
  and furrow their brow to sell it.
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