A meadow full of flowers.
A large area of grassland which is used for pasture or to grow hay is an example of a meadow.
- a piece of grassland, esp. one used as a pasture or for growing grass for hay
- low, level grassland near a stream, lake, etc.
Origin of meadowMiddle English medow from Old English mædwe, oblique case of mæd from Germanic an unverified form mædwa- from Indo-European base an unverified form m?-, to mow
Origin of meadowMiddle English medwe, medoue from Old English mǣdwe oblique case of mǣd ; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots.
Old English mÇ£dwe, inflected form of mÇ£d (see mead), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“dwÅ (compare West Frisian miede, dialectal Dutch made, dialectal German Matte (“mountain pasture")), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚met- "˜to mow, reap' (compare Welsh medi, Latin metere, Ancient Greek Ã¡mÄ“tos (“reaping")), englargement of *hâ‚‚mehâ‚-. More at mow.