Definitions of plough

  1. To break up with a plow; work with a plow; cultivate.
  2. To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow a field.
  3. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
  4. To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
  5. To turn up with the plough: to furrow: to tear: to divide: to run through in sailing.
  6. To turn up wisht a plough; furrow; sail through.
  7. To labor with, or as with, a plow; to till or turn up the soil with a plow; to prepare the soil or bed for anything.
  8. move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; " The ship plowed through the water"
  9. to break and turn over earth esp. with a plow; " Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; " turn the earth in the Spring"
  10. To turn up the soil with a plough; to furrow.
  11. To turn up the earth in a field with a plough; to furrow; to run through, as the sea in sailing; to cut or groove with a bookbinder's tool of the same name; in Scrip., to labour in a calling.
  12. See Plow.
  13. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
  14. A well- known implement, drawn by horses, mules, oxen, or other power, for turning up the soil to prepare it for bearing crops; also used to furrow or break up the soil for other purposes; as, the subsoil plow; the draining plow.
  15. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.
  16. A carucate of land; a plowland.
  17. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
  18. An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
  19. Same as Charles's Wain.
  20. To cut a groove in, as in a plank, or the edge of a board; especially, a rectangular groove to receive the end of a shelf or tread, the edge of a panel, a tongue, etc.
  21. An instrument for turning up the soil: tillage.
  23. Instrument for turning up the soil.
  24. An implement for breaking up or turning over the soil; agriculture.
  25. Plowboy, ploughboy.
  26. An instrument for turning up the soil; tillage; a joiner's instrument for grooving.
  27. The instrument drawn by horses or oxen for turning up the soil of a field; tillage; a bookbinder's tool for cutting the edges of books.