Furrow vs Burrow - What's the difference?

furrow | burrow |


As nouns the difference between furrow and burrow

is that furrow is a trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop while burrow is a tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.

As verbs the difference between furrow and burrow

is that furrow is to make (a) groove, a cut(s) in (the ground etc) while burrow is to dig a tunnel or hole.

furrow

English

(Plough)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A trench cut in the soil, as when plowed in order to plant a crop.
  • Don't walk across that deep furrow in the field.
  • Any trench, channel, or groove, as in wood or metal.
  • A deep wrinkle in the skin of the face, especially on the forehead.
  • When she was tired, a deep furrow appeared on her forehead.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make (a) groove, a cut(s) in (the ground etc.).
  • Cart wheels can furrow roads.
  • To wrinkle
  • To pull one's brows or eyebrows together due to worry, concentration etc.
  • Leave me alone so I can furrow my brows and concentrate.

    See also

    * plough a lonely furrow

    burrow

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature.
  • * 1922 , (Margery Williams), (The Velveteen Rabbit)
  • But very soon he grew to like it, for the Boy used to talk to him, and made nice tunnels' for him under the bedclothes that he said were like the ' burrows the real rabbits lived in.
  • (mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
  • A mound.
  • An incorporated town.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To dig a tunnel or hole.