Meaning of PLOUGH in English

PLOUGH

( US plow )

■ 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 in preparation for the planting of seeds.

↘land that has been ~ed.

2》 ( the Plough ) Brit. a prominent formation of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear).

■ verb

1》 turn up (earth) with a ~.

2》 (often ~ into ) (of a vehicle) move in a fast and uncontrolled manner.

↘(of a ship or boat) travel through (an area of water).

↘(often ~ on ) advance or progress laboriously or forcibly.

3》 ( ~ something in ) invest or reinvest money in a business.

4》 chiefly N. Amer. clear snow from (a road) using a snow~.

5》 Brit. informal, dated fail (an examination).

Derivatives

~able adjective

~er noun

Origin

OE plōh , of Gmc origin.

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