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Meaning of STRAW

Pronunciation:  stro

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin paper or plastic tube used to such liquids into the mouth
  2. [n]  a yellow tint; yellow diluted with white
  3. [n]  plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  4. [n]  material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  5. [adj]  of a pale yellow color like straw; straw colored
  6. [v]  spread by scattering; "strew toys all over the carpet" ("straw" is archaic)
  7. [v]  cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"

STRAW is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chaff, chromatic, drinking straw, husk, pale yellow, shuck, stalk, strew, stubble
 See Also: bestrew, bran, cover, cushioning, distribute, litter, padding, plant fiber, plant fibre, plant material, spread, tube, tubing, yellow, yellowness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Straw\, v. t.
    To spread or scatter. See {Strew}, and {Strow}. --Chaucer.
  2. \Straw\, n. [OE. straw, stre, stree, AS. stre['a]w, from
    the root of E. strew; akin to OFries. str[=e], D. stroo, G.
    stroh, OHG. str[=o], Icel. str[=a], Dan. straa, Sw. str[*a].
    [root]166. See {Strew}.]
    1. A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc.,
       especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of
       buckwheat, beans, and pease.
    2. The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of
       grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.
    3. Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing;
       a mere trifle.
             I set not a straw by thy dreamings.   --Chaucer.
    Note: Straw is often used in the formation of self-explaining
          compounds; as, straw-built, straw-crowned,
          straw-roofed, straw-stuffed, and the like.
    {Man of straw}, an effigy formed by stuffing the garments of
       a man with straw; hence, a fictitious person; an
       irresponsible person; a puppet.
    {Straw bail}, worthless bail, as being given by irresponsible
       persons. [Colloq. U.S.]
    {Straw bid}, a worthless bid; a bid for a contract which the
       bidder is unable or unwilling to fulfill. [Colloq. U.S.]
    {Straw cat} (Zo["o]l.), the pampas cat.
    {Straw color}, the color of dry straw, being a delicate
    {Straw drain}, a drain filled with straw.
    {Straw plait}, or {Straw plat}, a strip formed by plaiting
       straws, used for making hats, bonnets, etc.
    {To be in the straw}, to be brought to bed, as a pregnant
       woman. [Slang]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or using a straw in your dream indicates that you may have been taking some things for granted. Pay more attention to the people around you. You will find that you will build stronger and more meaningful bounds with them. Dreaming that you are buying straws, suggests that you are trying to buy your way into a situation or relationship.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Used in brick-making (Ex. 5:7-18). Used figuratively in Job 41:27; Isa. 11:7; 25:10; 65:25.