Associations to the word «Plough»


PLOUGH, noun. A device pulled through the ground in order to break it open into furrows for planting.
PLOUGH, noun. Alternative term for Ursa Major
PLOUGH, noun. Alternative form of ploughland, an alternative name for a carucate or hide.
PLOUGH, noun. A joiner's plane for making grooves.
PLOUGH, noun. A bookbinder's implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
PLOUGH, verb. (transitive) To use a plough on to prepare for planting.
PLOUGH, verb. (intransitive) To use a plough.
PLOUGH, verb. (transitive) (vulgar) To have sex with.
PLOUGH, verb. To move with force.
PLOUGH, verb. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in.
PLOUGH, verb. (nautical) To run through, as in sailing.
PLOUGH, verb. (bookbinding) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plough.
PLOUGH, verb. (joinery) 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.
PLOUGH, proper noun. (constellation) (British) The common name for the brightest seven stars of the constellation Ursa Major.
PLOUGH BACK, verb. To reinvest profits into a business
PLOUGH INTO, verb. To crash into something.
PLOUGH INTO, verb. To engage in some activity with vigor
PLOUGH INTO, verb. (transitive) To invest a resource (money, material, energy) into something
PLOUGH MONDAY, noun. The traditional start of the English agricultural year, generally the first Monday after Epiphany.
PLOUGH ON, verb. To continue with a task despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
PLOUGH STOP, noun. British spelling of plow stop
PLOUGH STOP, verb. British spelling of plow stop
PLOUGH SUNDAY, noun. The Sunday that immediately precedes Plough Monday.
PLOUGH THROUGH, verb. To persevere with an activity of consuming something, both literally and figuratively.
PLOUGH THROUGH, verb. To forcefully make a passage to move through.

Dictionary definition

PLOUGH, noun. A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major.
PLOUGH, noun. A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing.
PLOUGH, verb. Move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water".
PLOUGH, verb. To break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring".

Wise words

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