- The definition of a meadow is a large field of grass and non-woodsy plants or flowers.
A large area of grassland which is used for pasture or to grow hay is an example of a meadow.
A meadow full of flowers.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a piece of grassland, esp. one used as a pasture or whose grass is grown for use as hay
- low, level grassland near a stream, lake, etc.
Origin: Middle English medow from Old English mædwe, oblique case of mæd from Germanic an unverified form mædwa- from Indo-European base an unverified form mē-, to mow
- meadowy adjective
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Origin: Middle English medwe, medoue, from Old English mǣdwe, oblique case of mǣd; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots.
- meadˈow·y adjective