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Meaning of MOW

Pronunciation:  mow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a loft for storing hay
  2. [v]  make a sad face; "mop and mow"
  3. [v]  cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"

MOW is a 3 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: cut down, hayloft, mop, pout
 See Also: attic, cut, garret, grimace, loft, make a face, pull a face, scythe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mow\, n. [Written also {moe} and {mowe}.] [F. moue pouting,
    a wry face; cf. OD. mouwe the protruded lip.]
    A wry face. ``Make mows at him.'' --Shak.
  2. \Mow\, v. i.
    To make mouths.
          Nodding, becking, and mowing.            --Tyndale.
  3. \Mow\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    Same as {Mew}, a gull.
  4. \Mow\, v. [pres. sing. {Mow}, pl. {Mowe}, {Mowen}, {Moun}.]
    [AS. magan. See {May}, v.]
    May; can. ``Thou mow now escapen.'' [Obs.] --Chaucer.
          Our walles mowe not make hem resistence. --Chaucer.
  5. \Mow\, v. t. [imp. {Mowed}; p. p. {Mowed} or {Mown}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Mowing}.] [OE. mowen, mawen, AS. m[=a]wan; akin to
    D. maaijen, G. m["a]hen, OHG. m[=a]jan, Dan. meie, L. metere
    to reap, mow, Gr. ?. Cf. {Math}, {Mead} a meadow, {Meadow}.]
    1. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine.
    2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow.
    3. To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in
       mowing grass; -- with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot
       mows down whole ranks of men.
  6. \Mow\, v. i.
    To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut
    grass for hay.
  7. \Mow\, n. [OE. mowe, AS. m?ga.]
    1. A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a
    2. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is
  8. \Mow\, v. t.
    To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a
    barn; to pile and stow away.
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