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Definition of plough:

  1. A carucate of land; a plowland.
  2. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
  3. 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.
  4. An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
  5. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.
  6. Same as Charles's Wain.
  7. See Plow.
  8. 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.
  9. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
  10. 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.
  11. To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
  12. 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.


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