The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Plow \Plow\, Plough \Plough\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plowed
(ploud) or Ploughed; p. pr. & vb. n. Plowing or
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
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
To plow in, to cover by plowing; as, to plow in wheat.
To plow up, to turn out of the ground by plowing.
[1913 Webster] Plow