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1hay

noun \ˈhā\

: grass that has been cut and dried to be used as food for animals

: a small amount of money

Full Definition of HAY

1
:  herbage and especially grass mowed and cured for fodder
2
:  reward
3
slang :  bed
4
:  a small sum of money <a saving of…$14 million is not hay — H. C. Schonberg>

Examples of HAY

  1. <their credit card debt isn't hay—it'll take years to pay it off>
  2. <dragging myself out of the hay on such a cold, dreary morning seemed like an act of sheer masochism>

Origin of HAY

Middle English hey, from Old English hīeg; akin to Old High German hewi hay, Old English hēawan to hew
First Known Use: before 12th century

2hay

verb

Definition of HAY

intransitive verb
:  to cut, cure, and store hay
transitive verb
:  to feed with hay

First Known Use of HAY

1535

Hay

biographical name \ˈhā\

Definition of HAY

John Milton 1838–1905 Am. statesman

Hay

geographical name \ˈhā\

Definition of HAY

river 530 miles (853 kilometers) Canada in N Alberta & S Northwest Territories flowing NE into Great Slave Lake
HAY Defined for Kids

1hay

noun \ˈhā\

Definition of HAY for Kids

:  any of various herbs (as grasses) cut and dried for use as food for animals <bales of hay>

2hay

verb
hayedhay·ing

Definition of HAY for Kids

:  to cut plants for hay
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