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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.
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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Soon after he was let out to work at haying in a neighboring field, whither he went every day, and would not be back till noon; so he bade me good day, saying that he doubted if he should see me again.
Fust his father got a kick, out haying, and went soft in the brain, and gave away money like Bible texts afore he died.
Man does some of his part of the exchange work in his six weeks of haying, and it is no boy's play.
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Out in the barn we would be hitching up the horses, still hot and sweaty from the morning's haying.
Saskatchewan livestock producers continue to make good haying progress and now have 79 per cent of the hay crop cut.
In keeping with my plan to hold investments to a minimum until I saw how much revenue could be generated, I decided to watch the shoppers' guides and auctions for relatively inexpensive backup haying equipment.
From 35 years of haying experience and conversations with farmers, I've come to find that there are three grades of quality hay: good, questionable and hot.