Definitions of fallow

  1. To fade; to become yellow.
  2. To make, keep, or become fallow.
  3. To keep untilled.
  4. To plough, harrow, and break land without seeding it, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects and rendering it mellow; as, it is found to be for the interest of the farmer to fallow cold, strong, clayey land. In U. S. to summer- fallow land is to plough and cultivate it continually during the summer, in preparation for sowing wheat in the autumn. Some of the most progressive American farmers condemn summer- fallowing. They contend that, owing to evaporation under the summer heat, the practice is eventually detrimental to the soil.
  5. To plough, harrow, and break land without seeding it. A green fallow, fallow where land is rendered mellow and clean from weeds by some green crop, as turnips, & c.
  6. cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
  7. Left untilled or unsowed after plowing; uncultivated; as, fallow ground.
  8. Plowed land.
  9. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land plowed without being sowed for the season.
  10. The plowing or tilling of land, without sowing it for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds.
  11. To plow, harrow, and break up, as land, without seeding, for the purpose of destroying weeds and insects, and rendering it mellow; as, it is profitable to fallow cold, strong, clayey land.
  12. Land plowed but left unseeded.
  13. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; land ploughed without being sowed; the ploughing or tilling of land, without sowing it, for a season; as, summer fallow, properly conducted, has ever been found a sure method of destroying weeds; " By a complete summer fallow, land is rendered tender and mellow."- Sir J. Sinclair.
  14. Fallowness.
  15. Land left unsown.
  16. Land left fallow; also, cleared woodland.
  17. Land that has lain a year or more untilled or unseeded; the ploughing or tilling of land, without sowing it, for a season.
  18. undeveloped but potentially useful; " a fallow gold market"
  19. Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer or greyhound.
  20. Plowed but not sown for the season; untilled; of a pale yellow or reddish- yellow color.
  21. Pale red or pale yellow; as, a fallow deer; left to rest after tillage; untilled; uncultivated; neglected; " Break up your fallow ground."- Jer. iv. 3; " Her predecessors did but sometimes cast up the ground; and so leaving it fallow, it became quickly overgrown with weeds."- Howell; unoccupied; neglected; unused.
  22. A green fallow, in England, fallow where land is rendered mellow and clean from weeds by means of some green crop, as turnips, potatoes, etc.
  23. Ploughed and left unsown; untilled; unemployed.
  24. Left unseeded after being plowed; uncultivated; neglected.
  25. Pale - yellow or pale - red.
  26. Pale red or pale yellow; untilled; left to rest after tillage; not tilled; left unsowed after ploughing; uncultivated; unoccupied; neglected.
  27. Applied to one of the deer kind of a brownish bay colour.
  28. Applied to land which has lain a year or more untilled; land ploughed but not seeded for the season; neglected.
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