Word of the Day: Furrow

fur-row / fûr-ō, fŭr-ō
1. a long, narrow ditch dug in the ground with a plow
An old ox makes a straight furrow. European Proverb
2. a long, narrow indentation in a surface, particularly a deep wrinkle in the skin
If you can wear the hard times of your life as furrows on your brow, you can wear the good times as a twinkle in your eye. Robert Breault, 1963 –
1. to make long, narrow ditches in the ground with a plow or similar device
He was furrowing the field with a hoe, while she planted the seeds. “Happenings from the Provinces” compiled by Chheang Chamnan and Phun Chan Ousaphea, ‘Khmer Times’, September 4, 2014
2. to make wrinkles or grooves
I once told my mother, while she was furrowing her brow at her crow’s feet in the mirror, “Mom, every wrinkle is a wrinkle of experience and knowledge.” Olivia Nuhn, “Dove Beauty Social Media Campaign Elevates the Selfie”, www.mascola.com/insights/dove-beauty-social-media-campaign-selfie, accessed April 20, 2021
3. to become wrinkled, creased or grooved
The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. Tom Ford, 1961 –