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mow

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noun \ˈmau̇\

Definition of mow

  1. 1 :  a piled-up stack (as of hay or fodder); also :  a pile of hay or grain in a barn

  2. 2 :  the part of a barn where hay or straw is stored

Origin and Etymology 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


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mow

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verb \ˈmō\

Definition of mow

mowed

;

mowed

or

mown

play \ˈmōn\;

mowing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to cut down with a scythe or sickle or machineb :  to cut the standing herbage (as grass) of

  3. 2a (1) :  to kill or destroy in great numbers or mercilessly machine guns mowed down the enemy (2) :  to cause to fall :  knock downb :  to overcome swiftly and decisively :  rout mowed down the opposing team

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to cut down standing herbage (as grass)

mower

play \ˈmō(-ə)r\ noun

Origin and Etymology 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


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mow

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noun \ˈmau̇, ˈmō\

Definition of mow

  1. :  grimace

Origin and Etymology of mow

Middle English mowe, from Anglo-French mouwe, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch mouwe protruding lip


First Known Use: 14th century


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mow

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verb \ˈmau̇, ˈmō\

Definition of mow

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make grimaces

15th Century

First Known Use of mow

15th century



MOW Defined for Kids

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mow

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noun \ˈmau̇\

Definition of mow for Students

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


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mow

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verb \ˈmō\

Definition of mow for Students

mowed

;

mowed

or

mown

\ˈmōn\;

mowing

  1. 1 :  to cut down with a blade or machine mow grass

  2. 2 :  to cut the standing plant cover from mow the lawn

  3. 3 :  to cause to fall in a violent way The team mowed down their opponents.

mower

\ˈmō-ər\ noun


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