harrow: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (har'ō), [key]
— n.
  1. an agricultural implement with spikelike teeth or upright disks, drawn chiefly over plowed land to level it, break up clods, root up weeds, etc.
  1. to draw a harrow over (land).
  2. to disturb keenly or painfully; distress the mind, feelings, etc., of.
  1. to become broken up by harrowing, as soil.


Pronunciation: (har'ō), [key]
— v.t. Archaic.
  1. to ravish; violate; despoil.
  2. harry (def. 2).
  3. (of Christ) to descend into (hell) to free the righteous held captive.


Pronunciation: (har'ō), [key]
— n.
  1. a borough of Greater London, in SE England. 201,300.
  2. a boarding school for boys, founded in 1571 at Harrow-on-the-Hill, an urban district near London, England.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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