Adjective "furrowed" definition and examples

(Furrowed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfʌrəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A long, narrow trench made in the ground by a plough, especially for planting seeds or irrigation.
  1. mass noun 'fields of ridge and furrow'
  2. 'The shallow planting resulted from the planter not adequately cutting through heavy corn and soybean residue and properly placing the seed in the furrow.'
  3. 'Hoe drills, especially those with wider row spacing, can plant seed deeper because they can build a ridge and plant in the furrow.'
  4. 'With a hoe, make furrows 1 inch deep and 18 inches apart.'
  5. 'Then plant vetch seed, either in furrows or by broadcasting.'
  6. 'Previously they were left to lie fallow allowing rainwater to collect in the plough furrows.'
  7. 'Also at planting time, growers might want to consider increasing their Temik rate in the seed furrow if they know high nematode populations are present, Lorenz says.'
  8. 'On untreated furrows, the sediment stacks up against the residue which can cause the rows to break over.'
  9. 'Planting into too-wet soil may result in poor seed-soil contact or seed furrows that reopen upon drying.'
  10. 'These depressions include plough furrows running at right angles to the dominant slope direction or irregularities left after harrowing.'
  11. 'The use of liquid insecticide placed in the furrow with the seed has gained in popularity over the last few years as a convenient and inexpensive method to achieve wireworm and seedcorn maggot control.'
  12. 'Shot by shot, backing up as he goes, he slowly digs a long furrow of divots until he can roll the red shaft into the trench and start again from the top, and again, and again.'
  13. 'The accumulation makes an eye-catching surface that looks like a relief map; furrows and ridges dominate the composition.'
  14. 'Spread a bed of mortar to a little more than the prescribed thickness (the string line will guide you in this) and roughen the mortar surface by making a shallow furrow with the point of the trowel.'
  15. 'In the furrows and in the grooves between ‘straps,’ the carapace is smooth with fine punctae.'
  16. 'We have ploughed a phosphorescent furrow in the darkness through chunky, Atlantic seas, windward of the West Indies, from Barbados down to Tobago.'
  17. 'The steep, slimy furrows might be an image of the surface of your brain, covered by the infected membrane.'
  18. 'Instead he did a nosedive right beside the chest, his chin gouging a furrow in the sandy soil.'
  19. 'The scratches that the stylus makes are legible, but in order to make them more plain, ink is rubbed upon the surface of the leaves, which fills up the furrows forming the letters.'
  20. 'His claws dug deep furrows in the red dirt, and tiny wisps of smoke blew from his nostrils.'
  21. 'The throats of balaenids are smooth, lacking the furrows or grooves of some other mysticetes.'
A line or wrinkle on a person's face.
  1. 'When I laugh, my eyes still naturally crinkle, but there aren't the ferocious, deep furrows I've grown used to.'
  2. 'Add gravity to the constant tug and you produce lines, furrows and sagging.'
  3. 'The wrinkles, furrows and folds around the woman's assessing eyes, dominant nose and chin and clamped mouth are minutely delineated, as are the varying tones of brown in her tanned face.'
  4. 'When you feel stressed, angry or frustrated, your skin will show it over time as furrows and small lines and breakouts.'
  5. 'A couple of furrows wrinkled the fur at the bridge of his muzzle and he flicked a quick gesture at the nearby guards; they moved to keep orbiting petitioners at bay.'
  6. 'The wrinkled old man seemed to relax, but the deep furrow in his brow didn't lift until she had her hand on the doorknob.'
  7. 'Almost 11 percent used a soft tissue filler to fight wrinkles, furrows and folds.'
  8. 'Then, a deep furrow appeared between her brows, and she dropped her hand as she shut her eyes.'
  9. 'Daubing at the deep furrows which would no doubt leave long, ugly scars, I eased myself into a chair.'
  10. 'It depletes with age, explains Stephanie, so collagen injections can reverse this and fill out the lines and facial furrows left behind.'

verb

Make a rut, groove, or trail in (the ground or the surface of something)
  1. 'John's face was furrowed with tears'
  2. 'The thick bark is dark gray and deeply furrowed, breaking into distinct ridges.'
  3. 'Eighty per cent of the adobe houses, block after block along the pot-holed, furrowed roads, are now dust and rubble.'
  4. 'Melnikov built many extraordinary buildings in Moscow in the twenties and early thirties, but it is to his own house that a path has been furrowed by a constant stream of visitors from all over the world.'
  5. 'The birds spread across a rising slope of snow furrowed with ditches worn by thousands of penguin feet.'
  6. 'They often furrow the areas around these piles with their horns, making the piles even more conspicuous.'
  7. 'A resident of Brewery Gulch, the infamous canyon furrowing north from downtown, decided to spray a beehive wedged in an old brick warehouse.'
  8. 'Tolonen, owner of Northwoods Harvesting, was the ‘cat skinner’ and started furrowing the mine dump from east to west.'
  9. 'The view was of a hilly allotment site with sheds and a railway station, and slimy, furrowed mud.'
  10. 'Growing to a height of some thirty metres, the bark is distinctively ridged and furrowed and has characteristic large burrs or bosses.'
  11. 'That night he gave his bed to a mortally wounded staff officer, and tears furrowed his cheeks when he heard of the losses.'
  12. 'The Blue Party talk about encouraging wealth creation, but it is for the benefit of yon City folk, not for them as have to till the land and furrow the soil.'
  13. 'There we find the foundation of Mandela's first school, still carved in the furrowed soil, as welt as a rock he liked to slide down as a boy.'
  14. 'April is ploughing time for the Flemish farmers and the brown furrowed fields dominate the landscape.'
(with reference to the forehead or face) mark or be marked with lines or wrinkles caused by frowning, anxiety, or concentration.
  1. no object 'his brows furrowed in concentration'
  2. 'Mark's brow furrowed and he almost whispered ‘She had a stroke and fell into a comma.’'
  3. 'He was leaning with one white hand against the windowsill, a frown furrowing his brow as he watched the sky fill with stars.'
  4. 'Then he frowned, his brow furrowed in confusion.'
  5. 'My heart went out to her, and I furrowed my brow in concern.'
  6. 'I spoke up, frowning and furrowing my brow in confusion.'
  7. '‘I suppose I should provide you with some information,’ he said quietly as his brow furrowed into a deep frown.'
  8. 'She quieted abruptly and furrowed her brow in concern.'
  9. 'Her glasses are on and her brow is furrowed in concentration.'
  10. 'She spun around to see Arthur striding towards her, his brow furrowed with concern.'
  11. 'A deep frown furrowed her brows as she openly stared at me, her eyes studying every square inch of my face.'

More definitions

1. a narrow groove made in the ground, especially by a plow.

2. a narrow groovelike or trenchlike depression in any surface: the furrows of a wrinkled face. verb (used with object)

3. to make a furrow or furrows in.

4. to make wrinkles in (the face): to furrow one's brow. verb (used without object)

5. to become furrowed.

More examples(as adjective)

"brows can be furrowed."

"browses can be furrowed."

"foreheads can be furrowed."

"tracks can be furrowed."

"muds can be furrowed."

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Origin

(furrow)Old English furh, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch voor and German Furche, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin porca ‘ridge between furrows’.