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)