Meadow definition

mĕdō
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A tract of grassland, either in its natural state or used as pasture or for growing hay.
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Low, level grassland near a stream, lake, etc.
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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.

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A piece of grassland, esp. one used as a pasture or for growing grass for hay.
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Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rivers and in marshy places by the sea.

The salt meadows near Newark Bay.

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A field or pasture; a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be mown for hay; an area of low-lying vegetation, especially near a river.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
meadow
Plural:
meadows

Origin of meadow

  • Middle English medwe, medoue from Old English mǣdwe oblique case of mǣd mē-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English mÇ£dwe, inflected form of mÇ£d (see mead), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“dwō (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 ámÄ“tos (“reaping")), englargement of *hâ‚‚meh₁-. More at mow.

    From Wiktionary