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past participle of mow: He has mown the grass.
Not to be confused with:
moan – a prolonged low sound as from pain of some sort; a lamentation; groan; grieve; mourn
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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.
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a past participle of mow1
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a pp. of mow1.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
By degrees, one after another, they were overcome with slumber, and lay down in the mown grass.
Send your questions to QWE would like to replace our mown lawn with wild flowers.
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 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.
It turned out the neighbor was painting the side of his house and the mower had shot freshly mown grass onto the fresh paint!
Years later, with no animals or fields of my own to maintain, I enjoy mowing for its own sake, using the mown grass as garden mulch or compost.