A large area of grassland which is used for pasture or to grow hay is an example of a meadow.
The salt meadows near Newark Bay.
Other Word Forms
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.