What is another word for plowing?

Pronunciation: [plˈa͡ʊɪŋ] (IPA)

Plowing, also known as tilling or cultivating, is a common agricultural practice used to prepare the soil for planting crops. Also, it is used to break up compacted soil and remove weeds and other debris from the soil. Some other synonyms for plowing are harrowing, dragging, turning, and furrowing. Harrowing involves breaking up the soil with a set of metal teeth. Dragging is done with a heavy-duty implement that drags over the ground to break up clods and smooth the soil surface. Turning is done by flipping the soil over using a plow or cultivator. Furrowing is creating long, narrow trenches to plant seeds in the soil.

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Usage examples for Plowing

Straw not required for winter feed should be promptly disposed of by burning or scattering and plowing it under.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
It wouldn't be like him, either, to go plowing up the side of the ditch, with his partner on the other side, making a trail that a blind man could follow in the night.
"Brand Blotters"
William MacLeod Raine
The spring plowing is nearly done.
"Two Years in Oregon"
Wallis Nash

Famous quotes with Plowing

  • If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?
    Seymoure Cray
  • Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
    Frederick Douglass
  • If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
    William Feather
  • My parents moved to Los Angeles when I was really young, but I spent every summer with my grandparents, and I'd stay with my grandfather on the farm in Longview. He was retired from the railroad, and he had a small farm with some cows and some pigs. I remember part of my youth was feeding hogs and plowing fields and stuff, so that's a part of me.
    Forest Whitaker
  • That good gardener, who wept thorns plowing his fields–– harvests grace with joy.

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