Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Land that is plowed or that is suitable for tillage.
  • noun In early English tenures, as much land as could be tilled with the use of one plow; a hide of land; a carucate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Land that is plowed, or suitable for tillage.
  • noun (O. Eng. Law) the quantity of land allotted for the work of one plow; a hide.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of ploughland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops

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Examples

  • When they left the Vicarage, they had begun an argument which swung their feet along so rhythmically in time with it that they covered the ground at over four miles an hour, and saw nothing of the hedgerows, the swelling plowland, or the mild blue sky.

    Night and Day, by Virginia Woolf

  • All about the field, like heaps of manure on well-kept plowland, lay from ten to fifteen dead and wounded to each couple of acres.

    War and Peace

  • He came with Hanno and a small military escort out of the hills, onto a rolling plain where, here and there, wilderness yielded to plowland and pasture.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • It is guesswork what sites to seek-in a city turned alien, in a remnant of countryside where grass and wild-flowers have taken back the plowland-and stand for a while, feeling not altogether alone, before saying very quietly, "Goodbye now, and thank you."

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • He came with Hanno and a small military escort out of the hills, onto a rolling plain where, here and there, wilderness yielded to plowland and pasture.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Also, this is a busy season in the forest as well as the plowland.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • Prevention of this ruin depended on three essentials—the return of plowland to grass, liberal use of manure, and prompt stoppage of all flow of ground water that might create gulleys.

    Washington

  • Prevention of this ruin depended on three essentials—the return of plowland to grass, liberal use of manure, and prompt stoppage of all flow of ground water that might create gulleys.

    Washington

  • Prevention of this ruin depended on three essentials—the return of plowland to grass, liberal use of manure, and prompt stoppage of all flow of ground water that might create gulleys.

    Washington

  • Prevention of this ruin depended on three essentials—the return of plowland to grass, liberal use of manure, and prompt stoppage of all flow of ground water that might create gulleys.

    Washington

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