meadow

noun, often attributive
mead·​ow | \ ˈme-(ˌ)dō How to pronounce meadow (audio) \

Definition of meadow

: land that is covered or mostly covered with grass wildflowers blooming in the meadow especially : a tract of moist low-lying usually level grassland

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Other Words from meadow

meadowy \ ˈme-​də-​wē How to pronounce meadowy (audio) \ adjective

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Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. Bernard Condon, USA TODAY, "Trump campaign ads use 'fake' stock models to portray supporters," 3 July 2019 Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. CBS News, "Trump Facebook video ads appear to use stock models," 3 July 2019 Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. NBC News, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019 Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. Bernard Condon, The Mercury News, "Trump’s Facebook ads use models posing as supporters," 2 July 2019 Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. Bernard Condon, Houston Chronicle, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019 Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse. Washington Post, "Trump Facebook ads use models to portray actual supporters," 2 July 2019 The whole thing is perched on concrete stanchions in a meadow; as with City Hall, one is meant to ascend to a kind of shining city on a hill. Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to love the world’s ugliest building," 1 July 2019 The deer first was spotted in town in August 2018, attracting lots of onlookers trying to catch a glimpse of him eating in a meadow, frolicking with his siblings or resting beneath a tree. Carie Canterbury, The Denver Post, "Meet Tilde: Cañon City’s beloved white deer gets a name," 17 June 2019

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First Known Use of meadow

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meadow

Middle English medwe, medowe "grassland kept for hay, pasture field," going back to Old English mǣdwe, oblique singular case form of mǣd, going back to West Germanic *mēdwō- (whence also Old Frisian mēde "pasture, meadow," Middle Dutch māde, mēde), noun derivative from the verbal base *mē- "reap, mow" — more at mow entry 2

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meadow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of meadow

: a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass

meadow

noun
mead·​ow | \ ˈme-dō How to pronounce meadow (audio) \

Kids Definition of meadow

: usually moist and low grassland

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