A man mows his yard.
- The definition of a mow is a stack of hay.
An example of a mow is the winter's supply of hay stored in a barn.
- Mow is defined as to cut down.
An example of mow is using a weed whacker to cut down weeds.
intransitive verbmowed, mowed or mown, mowing
- to cut down (standing grass or grain) with a sickle, scythe, lawn mower, etc.
- to cut grass or grain from (a lawn, field, etc.)
Origin of mowMiddle English mowen ; from Old English mawan, akin to German mähen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mē-, an unverified form met- from source Classical Latin metere, to mow
- to cause to fall like grass or grain being cut
- to kill or destroy as with swift, sudden strokes, gunfire, etc.
- to overwhelm (an opponent)
- a stack or heap of hay, grain, etc., esp. in a barn
- the part of a barn where hay or grain is stored; haymow or hayloft
Origin of mowMiddle English mowe ; from Old English muga, a heap, pile, akin to Old Norse mūgi, a crowd, swath ; from Germanic an unverified form mug- ; from Indo-European base an unverified form muk-, heap from source Classical Greek mykōn
Origin of mowMiddle English mowe ; from Old French moue ; from Frankish an unverified form mauwa, akin to Middle Dutch mouwe: for Indo-European base see mope
- The place in a barn where hay, grain, or other feed is stored.
- A stack of hay or other feed stored in a barn.
Origin of mowMiddle English, stack of hay, from Old English mūga.
verbmowed mowed, mowed mowed or mown , mow·ing, mows
- To cut down (grass or grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
- To cut (grass or grain) from: mow the lawn.
Origin of mowMiddle English mowen, from Old English māwan; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots.