Plow, Plough, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plowed or Ploughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Plowing or Ploughing.]
1. 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.
2. To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
Let patient Octavia plow thy visage up
With her prepared nails. --Shak.
With speed we plow the watery way. --Pope.
3. Bookbinding To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
4. 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.
To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.
To plow up, to turn out of the ground by plowing.
n : tilling the land with a plow; "he hired someone to do the
plowing for him" [syn: plowing]