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Meaning of MEADOW

Pronunciation:  'medow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay

MEADOW is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: hayfield
 See Also: grassland



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mead"ow\, n. [AS. meady; akin to m[=ae]d, and to G.
    matte; prob. also to E. mow. See {Mow} to cut (grass), and
    cf. 2d {Mead}.]
    1. A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown
       for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
    2. Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near
       rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt
       meadows near Newark Bay.
  2. \Mead"ow\, a.
    Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
    produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow
    ground.'' --Milton.
    Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
          the particular word in the Vocabulary.
    {Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.
    {Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
       ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with
       softer spikes.
    {Meadow grass} (Bot.), a name given to several grasses of the
       genus {Poa}, common in meadows, and of great value for nay
       and for pasture. See {Grass}.
    {Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
       uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
       bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
    {Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}.
    (b) The American coot ({Fulica}).
    (c) The clapper rail.
    {Meadow lark} (Zo["o]l.), any species of {Sturnella}, a genus
       of American birds allied to the starlings. The common
       species ({S. magna}) has a yellow breast with a black
    {Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola},
       as the common American species {A. riparia}; -- called
       also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.
    {Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel
       ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.
    {Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
    {Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.
    {Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.
    {Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus
       {Anthus}, as {A. pratensis}, of Europe.
    {Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
       {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white
       flowers. There are many species.
    {Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.
    {Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.
    {Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
       ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.
    {Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a meadow in your dream, represents openness and security. You are taking time out to appreciate your accomplishments.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. ha'ahu (Gen. 41:2, 18), probably an Egyptain word transferred to the Hebrew; some kind of reed or water-plant. In the Revised Version it is rendered "reed-grass", i.e., the sedge or rank grass by the river side.

(2.) Heb. ma'areh (Judg. 20:33), pl., "meadows of Gibeah" (R.V., after the LXX., "Maareh-geba"). Some have adopted the rendering "after Gibeah had been left open." The Vulgate translates the word "from the west."

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