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mow 1

1. The place in a barn where hay, grain, or other feed is stored.
2. A stack of hay or other feed stored in a barn.

[Middle English moue, stack of hay, from Old English mūga; akin to Old Norse mūgr, swathe, crowd.]

mow 2

v. mowed, mowed or mown (mōn), mow·ing, mows
1. To cut down (grass or grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
2. To cut (grass or grain) from: mow the lawn.
To cut down grass or other growth.
Phrasal Verb:
mow down
1. To destroy in great numbers as if cutting down, as in battle.
2. To overwhelm: mowed down the opposition with strong arguments.

[Middle English mouen, from Old English māwan; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

mow′er (mō′ər) n.


a past participle of mow1



a pp. of mow1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mown - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
unmown, uncut - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine; "uncut grass"; "an unmown lawn"
References in classic literature ?
By degrees, one after another, they were overcome with slumber, and lay down in the mown grass.
5 Turn away from the house and follow the mown path along the river bank and round the edge of the park.
However, grasshopper species richness and Shannon diversity were reduced immediately after mowing (in June sampling of sites mown in May), and rose later in the season.
The new calendar function automatically calculates the ideal mowing cycle based on the actual lawn size, the area that can be mown in one battery charge, the required charging times, and the breaks that must be observed, for example when people are likely to be taking a siesta or at the weekend.
The fact is that they've cut that grass for such a long, long time, And to stop it now doesn't make much sense, no reason or a rhyme, They have costed special mowers and concluded with a groan, They cost too much and so you see "that grass just won't get mown.
I don't think I could have mown our lawn for about three months, and the grass must have been about four inches long, so I needed a fairly rough cut mower, trimming it back about half way.