To plow is to push a plow through the ground to turn the soil. This is usually done by a farmer to prepare the ground for planting.

  • The farmer is plowing the fields to prepare them for planting.

  • The construction crew is plowing the roadway in preparation for the new building.

Definition of plow


to break and turn over earth especially with a plow


plough, turn


a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing




act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression


address, cover, deal, handle, treat


move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil



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Example Sentences for plow

  • 1

    James Oliver was the inventor of the plow.

  • 2

    The men plow and the women weave.

  • 3

    The plowing action of the ball is burnishing.

  • 4

    He plowed the ground to harvest crops.

  • 5

    He was important in the development of the drainage plow.

  • 6

    But I am plowing through the complaints and the hardship.

  • 7

    In the winter the airport remains opened and is routinely plowed.

  • 8

    Pequannock approves agreement to plow county roads.

  • 9

    I bought plows and hammers from the store.

  • 10

    But the weather was altogether too fair in the waters plowed by the convoy.