1. A trench in the earth made by, or as by, a plow.

2. Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal; a wrinkle on the face; as, the furrows of age. Farrow weed a weed which grows on plowed land. To draw a straight furrow, to live correctly; not to deviate from the right line of duty.

Origin: OE. Forow, forgh, furgh, AS. Furh; akin to D. Voor, OHG. Furuh, G. Furche, Dan. Fure, Sw. Fra, Icel. For drain, L. Porca ridge between two furrows.

(01 Mar 1998)