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, mow′ing
- 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 m?-, 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 m?gi, a crowd, swath from Germanic an unverified form mug- from Indo-European base an unverified form muk-, heap from source Classical Greek myk?n
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 moue stack of hay from Old English mūga Old Norse mūgr swathe, crowd
verbmowed, 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 mouen from Old English māwan ; see mē-4 in Indo-European roots.