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1. Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder.
2. Slang A trifling amount of money: gets $100 an hour, which isn't hay.
v. hayed, hay·ing, hays
To mow and cure grass and herbage for hay.
1. To make hay on (a patch of land).
2. To make (grass or other plants) into hay.
3. To feed with hay.

[Middle English, from Old English hīeg; see kau- in Indo-European roots.]

hay′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haying - the harvesting of hayhaying - the harvesting of hay    
harvest home, harvesting, harvest - the gathering of a ripened crop
2.haying - the season for cutting and drying and storing grass as fodder
time of year, season - one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons"
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As I turn 81 years of age this year, I hope, with the good Lord willing, I have a few haying seasons left to see what the next generation of technology will bring.
Out in the barn we would be hitching up the horses, still hot and sweaty from the morning's haying.