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Definition 1: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for plough in the sense of this definition

(plough is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of plough ) a heavy plow with a single wide blade; used chiefly in cotton fields

(... is a kind of plough ) plow that has a moldboard

Definition 2: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for plough in the sense of this definition

(plough is an instance of ...) (astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation)

(... is part of plough) a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star

Definition 3: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow - [verb of creation]

Samples where plough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
  • turn the earth in the Spring

Synonyms for plough in the sense of this definition

(plough is a kind of ...) work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation

"till the soil"

(... is a kind of plough ) plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip

(... is a kind of plough ) draw a harrow over (land)

(plough implies ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(plough belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 4: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil - [verb of motion]

Samples where plough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ship plowed through the water

Synonyms for plough in the sense of this definition

(plough is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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