from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder.
- n. Slang A trifling amount of money: gets $100 an hour, which isn't hay.
- intransitive v. To mow and cure grass and herbage for hay.
- transitive v. To make (grass) into hay.
- transitive v. To feed with hay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
- n. Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
- n. Cannabis; marijuana.
- v. To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
- n. The name of the letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hedge.
- n. A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.
- intransitive v. To lay snares for rabbits.
- n. Grass cut and cured for fodder.
- intransitive v. To cut and cure grass for hay.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Grass that has been cut; especially, grass cut and dried for use as fodder.
- n. To throw things into confusion; scatter everything about in disorder.
- To make hay of; convert into hay.
- To feed with hay; give hay to.
- To cut and dry or cure grass for use as fodder.
- n. A hedge.
- n. A net set round the haunt of an animal.
- n. An inclosure; a haw.
- n. [Cf. heydeguy.] A round country-dance; a dance in a ring.
- To lay snares for rabbits.
- Same as hey.
- In fencing: An exclamation used when one's opponent is hit.
- A home thrust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. convert (plant material) into hay
- n. grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
Middle English, from Old English hīeg; see kau- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English hey, from Old English hīġ, hīeġ, from Proto-Germanic *hawjan (cf. West Frisian hea, Dutch hooi, German Heu), from *hawwanan ‘to hew, cut down’. More at hew. (Wiktionary)