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furrow

[fur-oh, fuhr-oh] /ˈfɜr oʊ, ˈfʌr oʊ/
noun
1.
a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.
2.
a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface:
the furrows of a wrinkled face.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make a furrow or furrows in.
4.
to make wrinkles in (the face):
to furrow one's brow.
verb (used without object)
5.
to become furrowed.
Origin
900
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
Related forms
furrower, noun
furrowless, adjective
furrowlike, adjective
furrowy, adjective
unfurrowed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for furrowlike

furrow

/ˈfʌrəʊ/
noun
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
verb
3.
to develop or cause to develop furrows or wrinkles
4.
to make a furrow or furrows in (land)
Derived Forms
furrower, noun
furrowless, adjective
furrow-like, furrowy, adjective
Word Origin
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 and History for furrowlike
furrow
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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furrowlike in Medicine

furrow fur·row (fûr'ō, fŭr'ō)
n.

  1. A rut, groove, or narrow depression.

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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furrowlike in the Bible

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

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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