from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of placing or storing hay or grain in a mow.
  • noun Ability.
  • noun The act of cutting with a scythe.
  • noun Land from which the crop is cut.
  • noun Grimacing; mocking.

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

  • noun The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows.
  • noun Land from which grass is cut; meadow land.
  • noun an agricultural machine armed with knives or blades for cutting standing grass, etc. It may be drawn by a horse or horses, or propelled by a powered engine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of mow.
  • noun The activity by which something is mown.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The problem is, Becky has an outsize sense of entitlement, which allows her to feel justified in mowing down people who get in her way.

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  • Two touchdowns allowed to a team that scored an NFL-record 589 points in mowing down 16 opponents during the regular season.

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  • Yet local authorities and other ne'er-do-wells persist in mowing them at the wrong times.

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  • However, it is possible that long-term mowing at the same time of year, while not shifting overall composition, has changed the numeric relationships of the species.

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  • Federer was at his best Wednesday in mowing down Mario Ancic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to avenge his only loss on grass in the last four years and advance to the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the ninth consecutive time. - Ease of Wimbledon run stuns Federer

  • Thomas Grant's industry, and the zeal he manifested in all that concerned his master's interests; but he feared the man was so attached to the old ways of managing land, that he would be unwilling to avail himself of the improved implements of agriculture, or the new-fangled notions, as he called mowing-machines, horse-rakes, sowing-machines, etc., etc.

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  • "Oh, please God we live till Monday morning, we'll set the slater to mend the roof of the house – On Monday morning we'll fall to and cut the turf – On Monday morning we'll see and begin mowing – On Monday morning, please your honor, we'll begin and dig the potatoes," &c.

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  • Late-term mowing in October and November allowed most of the native plants to mature and seed.

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  • The mowing was a real issue for my father, legally as well as aesthetically.

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