Mowing
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.

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  • Mowing — Mow ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows. [1913 Webster] 2. Land from which grass is cut; meadow land. [1913 Webster] {Mowing machine}, an agricultural machine armed with knives or blades for cutting standing grass …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mowing — refers to cutting crops or plants that grow on the ground. See:* Industrial mower * Lawn mower * Grasscycling * Mow Yam Quen …   Wikipedia

  • mowing — [mō′iŋ] n. 1. the act of cutting down grass or grain 2. the quantity of grass or grain mowed at one time ☆ 3. a field on which grass is grown for hay …   English World dictionary

  • mowing — /moh ing/, n. 1. the act of leveling or cutting down grass, grain, etc., with a mowing machine or scythe. 2. the quantity of grass, grain, etc., cut in a specified period. [1375 1425; late ME; see MOW1, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mowing — /ˈmoʊɪŋ/ (say mohing) noun 1. the act of levelling or cutting down grass with a mowing machine or scythe. 2. as much grass as is cut in any specified period. {mow1 + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mowing —    (Heb. gez), rendered in Ps. 72:6 mown grass. The expression king s mowings (Amos 7:1) refers to some royal right of early pasturage, the first crop of grass for the cavalry (comp. 1 Kings 18:5) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • mowing — n. act of cutting down hay or similar crops; trimming grass; random mass killing or destruction 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 …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mowing — noun 1》 (mowings) loose mown grass. 2》 US a field of grass grown for hay …   English new terms dictionary

  • mowing — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of mow (III) 1. : the amount of produce (as grass or grain) mowed at one time 2. : hayfield …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mowing machine — Mowing Mow ing, n. 1. The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows. [1913 Webster] 2. Land from which grass is cut; meadow land. [1913 Webster] {Mowing machine}, an agricultural machine armed with knives or blades for cutting standing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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