Mowed
Mow Mow (m[=o]), v. t. [imp. {Mowed} (m[=o]d); p. p. {Mowed} or {Mown} (m[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mowing}.] [OE. mowen, mawen, AS. m[=a]wan; akin to D. maaijen, G. m["a]hen, OHG. m[=a]jan, Dan. meie, L. metere to reap, mow, Gr. 'ama^n. Cf. {Math}, {Mead} a meadow, {Meadow}.] 1. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine. [1913 Webster]

2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow. [1913 Webster]

3. To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mowed — or mown adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑mow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mowed — Mow Mow (m[=o]), v. t. [imp. {Mowed} (m[=o]d); p. p. {Mowed} or {Mown} (m[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mowing}.] [OE. mowen, mawen, AS. m[=a]wan; akin to D. maaijen, G. m[ a]hen, OHG. m[=a]jan, Dan. meie, L. metere to reap, mow, Gr. ama^n. Cf. {Math} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mowed — Synonyms and related words: abbreviated, abridged, abstracted, bobbed, capsule, capsulized, clipped, compressed, condensed, cropped, curtailed, cut short, digested, docked, elided, elliptic, mown, nipped, pollard, polled, pruned, reaped, shaved,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mowed — mode …   American English homophones

  • mowed — məʊ n. pile of hay; part of the barn where hay is stored, hay loft v. cut down hay or a similar crop, trim grass; destroy or kill without purpose or in great numbers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • freshly mowed — adj. Freshly mowed is used with these nouns: ↑grass …   Collocations dictionary

  • mode — mowed …   American English homophones

  • mode — mowed …   English homophone dictionary

  • mow — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, heap, stack, from Old English mūga; akin to Old Norse mūgi heap Date: before 12th century 1. a piled up stack (as of hay or fodder); also a pile of hay or grain in a barn 2. the part of a barn where hay or straw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mow down — verb kill a large number of people indiscriminately The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda • Syn: ↑massacre, ↑slaughter • Derivationally related forms: ↑slaughter (for: ↑slaughter), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”