mow definition

  • noun:
    • the area in a barn in which hay, whole grain, or any other feed is kept.
    • a collection of hay or other feed stored in a barn.
    • a collection of hay, corn, beans or a barn for storage of hay, corn, beans.
    • A wry face.
    • Same as mew, a gull.
    • A heap or size of hay or of sheaves of whole grain stowed in a barn.
    • the area in a barn where hay or whole grain in the sheaf is stowed.
    • A heap or stack of hay, or of sheaves of whole grain, deposited in a barn; in addition, in the west of England, a rick or bunch of hay or grain.
    • The storage space in a barn where hay, sheaves of whole grain, etc., tend to be kept.
    • A kinswoman; a sister-in-law.
    • A grimace, specifically an insulting one; a mock.
    • A jest; a tale: generally within the plural.
    • A Chinese land-measure, corresponding to about one 6th of an English acre.
    • In addition spelled mou.
    • a loft in a barn where hay is stored
  • verb-transitive:
    • To cut down (grass or whole grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
    • To reduce (grass or whole grain) from: mow the grass.
    • To cut-down, as grass, with a scythe or machine.
    • To slice the lawn from.
    • To cut-down; resulting in to fall in rows or public, like in mowing grass; -- with down.
    • To put, as hay or sheaves of whole grain, in a heap or size in a barn; to pile and stow away.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To cut down grass or any other development.
    • which will make mouths.
    • To cut-grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • mow down To destroy in great numbers just as if reducing, like in struggle.
    • mow down To overwhelm: mowed down the opposition with powerful arguments.
  • verb:
    • To reduce something (especially lawn or plants) down or knock down.
    • to place into mows.
    • which will make grimaces, mock.
    • May; can.
    • make a sad face and push down a person's reduced lip
    • cut with a blade or mower
  • others:
    • To decrease (lawn or grain) with a-sharp implement; slashed with a scythe or (in present usage) a mowing-machine; therefore, to reduce generally.
    • To cut the grass from: as, to mow a meadow.
    • To decrease indiscriminately, or in great numbers or quantity.
    • To decrease grass or grain; practise mowing; make use of the scythe or (in modern use) mowing-machine.
    • to set up a mow; lay, as hay or sheaves of whole grain, in a pile, heap, or mass in a barn: commonly with away.
    • to help you; may. See may.
    • to produce months or grimaces; mock. Compare mop.

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