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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Naves Topical Index

Shares of, sharpened by smiths of the Philistines
1 Samuel 13:20

Used by Elisha with twelve yoke of oxen
1 Kings 19:19

Used by Job's servants
Job 1:14

Figurative of afflictions
Psalms 129:3

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PLOW, noun

1. In agriculture, an instrument for turning up, breaking and preparing the ground for receiving the seed. It is drawn by oxen or horses and saves the labor of digging; it is therefore the most useful instrument in agriculture.

The emperor lays hold of the plow and turns up several furrows.

When fern succeeds, ungrateful to the plow

2. Figuratively, tillage; culture of the earth; agriculture.

3. A joiner's instrument for grooving.

PLOW, verb transitive To trench and turn up with a plow; as, to plow the ground for wheat; to plow it into ridges.

1. To furrow; to divide; to run through in sailing.

With speed we plow the watery wave.

2. To tear; to furrow.

3. In Scripture, to labor in any calling.

He that ploweth should plow in hope. 1 Corinthians 9:10.

To plow on the back, to scourge; to mangle, or to persecute and torment. Psalms 129:3.

To plow with one's heifer, to deal with the wife to obtain something from the husband. Judges 14:18.

To plow iniquity or wickedness, and reap it, to devise and practice it, and at last suffer the punishment of it. Job 4:8. Hosea 10:11.

To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.

To plow up or out, to turn out of the ground by plowing.

To put one's hand to the plow and look back, is to enter on the service of Christ and afterwards abandon it. Luke 17:7.

[This difference of orthography often made between the noun and verb is wholly unwarrantable, and contrary to settled analogy in our language. Such a difference is never made in changing into verbs, plot, harrow, notice, question, and most other words. See Practice.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PLOW'-ALMS, noun A penny formerly paid by every plow-land to the church.

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PLOW'-BOTE, noun In English law, wood or timber allowed to a tenant for the repair of instruments of husbandry.

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PLOW'BOY, noun A boy that drives or guides a team in plowing; a rustic boy.

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PLOW'ED, participle passive Turned up with a plow; furrowed.

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PLOW'ER, noun One that plows land; a cultivator.

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PLOW'ING, participle present tense Turning up with a plow; furrowing.

PLOW'ING, noun The operation of turning up ground with a plow; as the first and second plowing; three plowings.

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PLOW'-LAND, noun Land that is plowed, or suitable for tillage.

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PLOW'MAN, noun One that plows or holds a plow.

At last the robber binds the plowman and carries him off with the oxen.

1. A cultivator of grain; a husbandman.

2. A rustic; a countryman; a hardy laborer.

PLOW'-MONDAY, noun The Monday after twelfth-day.

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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PLOW'SHARE, noun [See Shear.] The part of a plow which cuts the ground at the bottom of the furrow, and raises the slice to the mold-board, which turns it over.