noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English medwe, from Old English mǣdwe, oblique case form of mǣd; akin to Old English māwan to mow — more at mow Date: before 12th century land in or predominantly in grass; especially a tract of moist low-lying usually level grassland • meadowy adjective

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  • Meadow — Mead ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. Fat meadow ground. Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meadow — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Meadow (Georgia) Meadow (Nebraska) Meadow (South Dakota) Meadow (Tennessee) Meadow (Texas) Meadow (Utah) in Australien: Meadow (South Australia) in Kanada: Meadow (Neufundland und Labrador) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Meadow — Meadow, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 658 Housing Units (2000): 236 Land area (2000): 1.599908 sq. miles (4.143742 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.599908 sq. miles (4.143742 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • meadow — (n.) O.E. mædwe meadow, pasture, originally land covered in grass which is mown for hay; oblique case of mæd (see MEAD (Cf. mead) (n.2)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Meadow — Mead ow, n. [AS. meady; akin to m[=ae]d, and to G. matte; prob. also to E. mow. See {Mow} to cut (grass), and cf. 2d {Mead}.] 1. A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow — [n] grassy field bottoms*, carpet*, grassland, heath, lea, mead, pasturage, pasture, plain, prairie, rug*, steppe, veldt; concept 509 …   New thesaurus

  • meadow — ► NOUN 1) an area of grassland, especially one used for hay. 2) a piece of low ground near a river. ORIGIN Old English, related to MOW(Cf. ↑mower) …   English terms dictionary

  • meadow — [med′ō] n. [ME medow < OE mædwe, oblique case of mæd < Gmc * mædwa < IE base * mē , to MOW1] 1. a piece of grassland, esp. one used as a pasture or whose grass is grown for use as hay 2. low, level grassland near a stream, lake, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • Meadow — For other uses, see Meadow (disambiguation). Meadow in full flower near Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps. Such meadows even on steep hillsides are traditionally hand mown with hay scythes in late summer A meadow is a field vegetated primarily by… …   Wikipedia

  • Meadow — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Meadow peut faire référence à : Toponymes East Meadow, ville du Comté de Nassau (New York) situé sur le Long Island dans l État du New York Meadow… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • meadow — n. 1 a piece of grassland, esp. one used for hay. 2 a piece of low well watered ground, esp. near a river. Phrases and idioms: meadow brown a common brown butterfly, Maniola jurtina. meadow grass a perennial creeping grass, Poa pratensis. meadow… …   Useful english dictionary

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