fallow fallow  /ˈfæ ˌloʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons
  2. (adj) left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season
  3. (adj) undeveloped but potentially useful

Usage(s):

  1. To be sure, all of China's RD won't lie fallow forever.
  2. The church anticipates spiritually fallow periods.
  3. But in the 33 years of space travel that followed--33 years defined by a fallow manned program and two lost shuttle crews--most of them shook off their moon bliss entirely.

News

  1. Hunting: Local hunters snag stags in New Zealand

    Area hunters Paul Mueller and Jay Scott recently returned from a New Zealand trip, where they each took a great red stag. They also scored on fallow deer and arapawa rams.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

  2. Hong Kong's Old Airport Reborn As Hong Kong's New Cruise Ship Terminal

    The Kai Tak Airport, better known as Hong Kong International, dutifully served the island city for nearly three quarters of a century before shutting down in 1998. But rather than let that prime civic real estate fallow, the Hong Kong government has transformed it into a dazzling new cruise ship port. Read more...        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  3. Navy revises plan for solar panels on runway

    The Navy says it no longer favors covering an historic Hawaii runway with solar panels to meet green energy requirements and will instead place panels on fallow acreage.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Hawaii News Now

Quotes

  1. "No one is going to allow us to dry up," Goodman said at a news conference Thursday, according to The Desert Sun newspaper. "The Imperial Valley farmers will have their fields go fallow before our spigots run dry."
    on Feb 17, 2008 By: Oscar Goodman Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. "I took a piece of land that was lying fallow, tied up in courts for years and created the No. 1 course in California," Trump said of his resurrection of the facility, which hosted the LPGA Tour's Office Depot Championship in 2005.
    on Dec 24, 2008 By: Donald Trump Source: Cybergolf National

  3. Responding to a question about the need for broadcasters to surrender spectrum, Seidenberg said, "Cable companies have bought spectrum over the last 10 or 15 years that's been lying fallow. They haven't been using it. So here the FCC is out running...
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Ivan Seidenberg Source: Radio & Television Business Report

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