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mow 1

 (mou)
n.
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

 (mō)
v. mowed, mowed or mown (mōn), mow·ing, mows
v.tr.
1. To cut down (grass or grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
2. To cut (grass or grain) from: mow the lawn.
v.intr.
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.
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mow

(məʊ)
vb, mows, mowing, mowed, mowed or mown
1. (Agriculture) to cut down (grass, crops, etc) with a hand implement or machine
2. (Agriculture) (tr) to cut the growing vegetation of (a field, lawn, etc)
[Old English māwan; related to Old High German māen, Middle Dutch maeyen to mow, Latin metere to reap, Welsh medi]
ˈmower n

mow

(maʊ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the part of a barn where hay, straw, etc, is stored
2. (Agriculture) the hay, straw, etc, stored
[Old English mūwa; compare Old Norse mūgr heap, Greek mukōn]

mow

(maʊ)
n, vb
an archaic word for grimace
[C14: from Old French moe a pout, or Middle Dutch mouwe]
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mow1

(moʊ)

v. mowed, mowed mown, mow•ing. v.t.
1. to cut down (grass, grain, etc.) with a scythe or a machine.
2. to cut grass, grain, etc., from.
v.i.
3. to cut down grass, grain, etc.
4. mow down,
a. to destroy or kill in great numbers, as in a battle.
b. to overwhelm.
c. to knock down.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English māwan; c. Old Frisian mēa, Middle Dutch maeien, Old High German māen (German mähen)]
mow′er, n.

mow2

(maʊ)

n.
1. the place in a barn where hay, grain, etc., are stored.
2. a heap or pile of hay or grain in a barn.
[before 900; Middle English mow(e), Old English mūwa, mūha, mūga; akin to Old Norse mūgi swath]

mow3

(maʊ, moʊ)
n., v.i.
Archaic.
[1275–1325; Middle English mowe < Middle French moue lip, pout, Old French moe < Frankish]
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Mow

 a stack or heap of grain or hay in a barn; a heap or pile.
Examples: mow of earth, 1424; of grain, 1573; of hay, 1539; of peas, 1718; of wheat, 1398.
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mow


Past participle: mown
Gerund: mowing

Imperative
mow
mow
Present
I mow
you mow
he/she/it mows
we mow
you mow
they mow
Preterite
I mowed
you mowed
he/she/it mowed
we mowed
you mowed
they mowed
Present Continuous
I am mowing
you are mowing
he/she/it is mowing
we are mowing
you are mowing
they are mowing
Present Perfect
I have mown
you have mown
he/she/it has mown
we have mown
you have mown
they have mown
Past Continuous
I was mowing
you were mowing
he/she/it was mowing
we were mowing
you were mowing
they were mowing
Past Perfect
I had mown
you had mown
he/she/it had mown
we had mown
you had mown
they had mown
Future
I will mow
you will mow
he/she/it will mow
we will mow
you will mow
they will mow
Future Perfect
I will have mown
you will have mown
he/she/it will have mown
we will have mown
you will have mown
they will have mown
Future Continuous
I will be mowing
you will be mowing
he/she/it will be mowing
we will be mowing
you will be mowing
they will be mowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mowing
you have been mowing
he/she/it has been mowing
we have been mowing
you have been mowing
they have been mowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mowing
you will have been mowing
he/she/it will have been mowing
we will have been mowing
you will have been mowing
they will have been mowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mowing
you had been mowing
he/she/it had been mowing
we had been mowing
you had been mowing
they had been mowing
Conditional
I would mow
you would mow
he/she/it would mow
we would mow
you would mow
they would mow
Past Conditional
I would have mown
you would have mown
he/she/it would have mown
we would have mown
you would have mown
they would have mown
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mow - a loft in a barn where hay is storedmow - a loft in a barn where hay is stored
barn - an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
Verb1.mow - cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass"
scythe - cut with a scythe; "scythe grass or grain"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.mow - make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted"
grimace, make a face, pull a face - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; "He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"
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mow

verb cut, crop, trim, shear, scythe He mowed the lawn and did other routine chores.
mow something or someone down massacre, butcher, slaughter, cut down, shoot down, blow away (slang, chiefly U.S.), cut to pieces Gunmen mowed down 10 people in the attack.
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Translations
يَجُز، يَحِش العُشْبيَقْطَعُ الْأعْشَابَ
sekatžnout
slå
tondi
leikata ruohoa
kositi
lenyír
slá gras
刈る
베다
išguldytišienapjovėšienautižolės pjovimo mašinėlė
pļaut
pokosiť
kositi
klippamejaslå
ตัดหญ้า
cắt cỏ

mow

[məʊ] (mowed (pt) (mown) (mowed (pp))) VT
1. to mow the lawncortar el césped
2. (Agr) → segar, cortar
to mow sb down (fig) → acabar con algn, segar la vida de algn
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mow

[ˈməʊ] [mowed] (pt) [mowed or mown] (pp) vt
to mow the lawn → tondre le gazon
mow down
vt sepfaucher; [+ person]
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mow

1 pret <mowed>, ptp <mown or mowed>
vtimähen

mow

2
n (US) → Heuhaufen m; (= storing place)Heuboden m
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mow

[məʊ] (mowed (pt) (mown or mowed (pp))) vt (corn) → falciare; (grass) → tagliare
mow down vt + advfalciare
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mow

(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.
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mow

يَقْطَعُ الْأعْشَابَ sekat slå mähen θερίζω cortar, segar leikata ruohoa tondre kositi tagliare l’erba 刈る 베다 maaien slå skosić cortar косить klippa ตัดหญ้า çim biçmek cắt cỏ 割草
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References in classic literature ?
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.
"Look at the clock, do; why, it's going on for half-past nine, and I've sent the gells to bed this half-hour, and late enough too; when they've got to get up at half after four, and the mowers' bottles to fill, and the baking; and here's this blessed child wi' the fever for what I know, and as wakeful as if it was dinner-time, and nobody to help me to give her the physic but your uncle, and fine work there's been, and half of it spilt on her night-gown--it's well if she's swallowed more nor 'ull make her worse i'stead o' better.
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.
A gay and pleasant sound is the whetting of the scythe in the mornings of June, yet what is more lonesome and sad than the sound of a whetstone or mower's rifle when it is too late in the season to make hay?
"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. Wherefore look now what thou doest, and whether there be any rescue.
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. You shuddered as you gazed, and wondered what monstrous cannibal and savage could ever have gone a death-harvesting with such a hacking, horrifying implement.