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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mower - garden tool for mowing grass on lawnsmower - garden tool for mowing grass on lawns
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
garden tool, lawn tool - used for working in gardens or yards
hand mower - a lawn mower that is operated by hand
motor mower, power mower - a lawn mower powered by a gasoline motor
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풀베는 기계
çim biçme makinasıçim biçme makinesi
máy cắt


[ˈməʊəʳ] N
1. (also lawn mower) → cortacésped m
2. (Agr) (= machine) → segadora f; (= person) → segador(a) m/f


[ˈməʊər] n (also lawnmower) → tondeuse f à gazon


n (= person)Mäher m, → Schnitter m (old); (= machine: on farm) → Mähmaschine f; (= lawnmower)Rasenmäher m


[ˈməʊəʳ] n (machine) (Agr) → falciatrice f (also lawn mower) → tagliaerba m inv, tosaerba m inv


(məu) past tense mowed: past participles mowed ~mown verb
to cut (grass etc) with a scythe or mower. He mowed the lawn.
ˈmower noun
a machine for cutting grass.
mow down
to kill in large numbers. Our troops were mown down by machine-gun fire.


آلَةٌ لِقَطْعِ الْحَشِيشِ sekačka græsslåmaskine Mäher μηχανή κουρέματος του γκαζόν segador ruohonleikkuri tondeuse kosilica tagliaerba 草刈り機 풀베는 기계 grasmaaier gressklipper kosiarka cortador de grama, cortador de relva косилка gräsklippare เครื่องตัดหญ้า çim biçme makinesi máy cắt 割草机
References in classic literature ?
My roses are yellow," it answered; "as yellow as the hair of the mermaiden who sits upon an amber throne, and yellower than the daffodil that blooms in the meadow before the mower comes with his scythe.
But if this may not be, let the virgins of our people mourn for me as for one cast off, and for the hart that is stricken by the hunter, and for the flower which is cut down by the scythe of the mower.
He could run a mower, and clean a pasture of weeds in a day.
Some were thickly set with glittering teeth resembling ivory saws; others were tufted with knots of human hair; and one was sickle-shaped, with a vast handle sweeping round like the segment made in the new-mown grass by a long-armed mower.
It is almost identical with that, for in the growing days of June, when the rills are dry, the grass-blades are their channels, and from year to year the herds drink at this perennial green stream, and the mower draws from it betimes their winter supply.
The little Mower on the clock, in his unheeded work, acknowledged it
Levin, on the other hand, would have liked to get home as soon as possible to give orders about getting together the mowers for next day, and to set at rest his doubts about the mowing, which greatly absorbed him.
The light is flying; in the silver-blue The young moon shines from her bright window through: The mowers are all gone, and I go too.
But it is a mild, mild wind, and a mild looking sky; and the air smells now, as if it blew from a far-away meadow; they have been making hay somewhere under the slopes of the Andes, Starbuck, and the mowers are sleeping among the new-mown hay.
He walked along the meadow, dragging his feet, rustling the grass, and gazing at the dust that covered his boots; now he took big strides trying to keep to the footprints left on the meadow by the mowers, then he counted his steps, calculating how often he must walk from one strip to another to walk a mile, then he stripped the flowers from the wormwood that grew along a boundary rut, rubbed them in his palms, and smelled their pungent, sweetly bitter scent.
Swiftly he ran across the fields, and down the little lanes which sometimes divided them: now almost hidden by the high corn on either side, and now emerging on an open field, where the mowers and haymakers were busy at their work: nor did he stop once, save now and then, for a few seconds, to recover breath, until he came, in a great heat, and covered with dust, on the little market-place of the market-town.
Our reapers and mowers now go to seventy-five nations.