American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The place in a barn where hay, grain, or other feed is stored.
- n. A stack of hay or other feed stored in a barn.
- v. To cut down (grass or grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
- v. To cut (grass or grain) from: mow the lawn.
- v. To cut down grass or other growth.
- mow down To destroy in great numbers as if cutting down, as in battle.
- mow down To overwhelm: mowed down the opposition with strong arguments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut down (grass or grain) with a sharp implement; cut with a scythe or (in recent use) a mowing-machine; hence, to cut down in general.
- To cut the grass from: as, to mow a meadow.
- To cut down indiscriminately, or in great numbers or quantity.
- To cut down grass or grain; practise mowing; use the scythe or (in modern use) mowing-machine.
- n. A heap or pile of hay, or of sheaves of grain, deposited in a barn; also, in the west of England, a rick or stack of hay or grain.
- n. The compartment in a barn where hay, sheaves of grain, etc., are stored.
- To put in a mow; lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a pile, heap, or mass in a barn: commonly with away.
- To be able; may. See may.
- n. A kinswoman; a sister-in-law.
- n. A grimace, especially an insulting one; a mock.
- n. A jest; a joke: commonly in the plural.
- To make months or grimaces; mock. Compare mop.
- n. A Chinese land-measure, equal to about one sixth of an English acre.
- n. Also spelled mou.
- v. To make grimaces, mock.
- v. To cut something (especially grass or crops) down or knock down.
- n. A stack of hay, corn, beans or a barn for the storage of hay, corn, beans.
- v. agriculture To put into mows.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A wry face.
- v. To make mouths.
- n. (Zoöl.) Same as mew, a gull.
- v. obsolete, obsolete May; can.
- v. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine.
- v. To cut the grass from.
- v. To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with
- v. To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.
- n. A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a barn.
- n. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.
- v. To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow away.
- v. make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
- v. cut with a blade or mower
- n. a loft in a barn where hay is stored
- Old English mūga. Cognate with Norwegian muge ("heap, crowd, flock"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, stack of hay, from Old English mūga.Middle English mowen, from Old English māwan; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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