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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 plow /ˈplaʊ/
 (v.)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plow, Plough  n.
 1. 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.
    Where fern succeeds ungrateful to the plow.   --Dryden.
 2. Fig.: Agriculture; husbandry.
 3. A carucate of land; a plowland. [Obs.] [Eng.]
    Johan, mine eldest son, shall have plowes five.   --Tale of Gamelyn.
 4. A joiner's plane for making grooves; a grooving plane.
 5. Bookbinding An implement for trimming or shaving off the edges of books.
 6. Astron. Same as Charles's Wain.
 Ice plow, a plow used for cutting ice on rivers, ponds, etc., into cakes suitable for storing. [U. S.]
 Mackerel plow. See under Mackerel.
 Plow alms, a penny formerly paid by every plowland to the church. --Cowell.
 Plow beam, that part of the frame of a plow to which the draught is applied. See Beam, n., 9.
 Plow Monday, the Monday after Twelth Day, or the end of Christmas holidays.
 Plow staff. (a) A kind of long-handled spade or paddle for cleaning the plowshare; a paddle staff. (b) A plow handle.
 Snow plow, a structure, usually Λ-shaped, for removing snow from sidewalks, railroads, etc., -- drawn or driven by a horse or a locomotive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Plow, Plough  v. i. 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.
    Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ?   --Isa. xxviii. 24.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 plow
      n : a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the
          soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing [syn: plough]
      v 1: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer
           Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth
           in the Spring" [syn: plough, turn]
      2: deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;
         "This book deals with incest"; "The course covered all of
         Western Civilization"; "The new book treats the history of
         China" [syn: cover, treat, handle, deal, address]
      3: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or
         going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the
         water" [syn: plough]