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1mow

noun \ˈma\

Definition of MOW

1
:  a piled-up stack (as of hay or fodder); also :  a pile of hay or grain in a barn
2
:  the part of a barn where hay or straw is stored

Origin of MOW

Middle English, heap, stack, from Old English mūga; akin to Old Norse mūgi heap
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with MOW

2mow

verb \ˈmō\
mowedmowed or mown \ˈmōn\ mow·ing

Definition of MOW

transitive verb
1
a :  to cut down with a scythe or sickle or machine
b :  to cut the standing herbage (as grass) of
2
a (1) :  to kill or destroy in great numbers or mercilessly <machine guns mowed down the enemy> (2) :  to cause to fall :  knock down
b :  to overcome swiftly and decisively :  rout <mowed down the opposing team>
intransitive verb
:  to cut down standing herbage (as grass)
mow·er \ˈmō(-ə)r\ noun

Origin of MOW

Middle English, from Old English māwan; akin to Old High German māen to mow, Latin metere to reap, mow, Greek aman
First Known Use: before 12th century

3mow

noun \ˈma, ˈmō\

Definition of MOW

:  grimace

Origin of MOW

Middle English mowe, from Anglo-French mouwe, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch mouwe protruding lip
First Known Use: 14th century

4mow

verb \ˈma, ˈmō\

Definition of MOW

intransitive verb
:  to make grimaces

First Known Use of MOW

15th century
MOW Defined for Kids

1mow

noun \ˈma\

Definition of MOW for Kids

:  the part of a barn where hay or straw is stored

2mow

verb \ˈmō\
mowedmowed or mown \ˈmōn\mow·ing

Definition of MOW for Kids

1
:  to cut down with a blade or machine <mow grass>
2
:  to cut the standing plant cover from <mow the lawn>
3
:  to cause to fall in a violent way <The team mowed down their opponents.>
mow·er \ˈmō-ər\ noun

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