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Definitions of mow

  1. cut with a blade or mower; " mow the grass"
  2. a loft for storing hay
  3. make a sad face; " mop and mow"
  4. make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; " mop and mow"; " The girl pouted"
  5. of Mow
  6. A wry face.
  7. To make mouths.
  8. Same as Mew, a gull.
  9. May; can.
  10. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine.
  11. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow.
  12. To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.
  13. A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a barn.
  14. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.
  15. To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow away.
  16. A grimace.
  17. 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.
  18. To cut down with, or as with, a scythe or a machine.
  19. To cut grass, etc., with a scythe or a machine.
  20. Mower.
  21. Mowed.
  22. Mowed, mown.
  23. Mowing.
  24. A heap of hay, etc., stowed in a barn; the compartment in a barn where hay, etc., are stowed.
  25. To stow in a special place in a barn.
  26. A pile of hay or grain in sheaves laid up in a barn.
  27. To lay hay or sheaves of grain in a heap:- pr. p. mowing; pa. t. mowed'; pa. p. mowed' or mown.
  28. To cut down with a scythe: to cut down in great numbers:- pr. p. mowing; pa. t. mowed'; pa. p. mowed' or mown.
  29. Pile of hay, & c., in a barn.
  30. To cut down with, or as if with, a scythe.
  31. To cut down, as grass; cut grass from.
  32. Hay or grain stored in a barn; the place of storage.
  33. Mow.
  34. A heap of hay or sheaves of grain deposited in a barn.
  35. To lay hay or sheaves of grain in a heap.
  36. To cut down with a scythe; to cut the grass from; to cut down indiscriminately or in great numbers.
  37. To cut grass; to practise mowing.
  38. To cut the grass from, as a field; to destroy sweepingly or in great numbers; to cut and make grass into hay.
  39. A pile of hay or sheaves of grain stored in a barn; the place where corn or hay is stored.
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Usage examples for mow

  1. " I've been in the hay- mow," said Betty, waving a small basket. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. He continued to mow. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  3. Evidently they are going to mow the meadow." – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
  4. Thus, a workman who is hired to tend the furnace, mow the lawn, and do odd jobs about the house, who has a room therein and eats at the family table, is a household servant. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  5. There was a haymow over each row of stalls, and at one end of the barn a number of fence- rails had been thrown across from one mow to the other. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  6. Up the railroad track I went, and at night hired out to a truck farmer, with the freedom of his hay- mow for my sleeping quarters. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
  7. It was too heavy for you, but you will have to be mamma's little man mow." – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  8. Bob grinned, made a mow at Mr. Grabman, and scampered up the stairs. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. And no sooner was Archie at the top of the mow than down he slid, on the hill of hay. – The Story of a Stuffed Elephant by Laura Lee Hope
  10. George to thriue Mow. – Richard-II by Shakespeare, William
  11. A farm wagon standing at the end of the barn formed a step to the hay mow. – Tom of the Raiders by Austin Bishop
  12. Don't try to mow away. – My Boyhood by John Burroughs
  13. If that fellow can handle his gun he'll simply mow them down. – The Red Hand of Ulster by George A. Birmingham
  14. We've been reaping all the day, and we'll reap again the morn And fetch it home to mow- yard, and then we'll thank the Lord. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  15. Whitwell called to the Canuck, and he came forward to the edge of the mow, and stood, fork in hand, looking down. – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  16. From 8 to 10 A. M., however, I frequently retire to my private library hot- bed in the hay mow, and write 1, 200 words in my forthcoming book, the price of which will be $ 2. 50 in cloth and $ 4 with Russia back. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  17. He showed the boys how to use them, and they soon became expert; and as there was plenty of long grass at this time of the year, and they could mow when they pleased, they soon had White Billy in full employment carrying the hay home. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  18. " You can't mow that down. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
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