Straw

  • 1Straw — is an agricultural by product, the dry of a cereal plant, after the grain or seed has been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. In times gone by, it was regarded as a useful by …

    Wikipedia

  • 2Straw — Straw, n. [OE. straw, stre, stree, AS. stre[ a]w, from the root of E. strew; akin to OFries. str[=e], D. stroo, G. stroh, OHG. str[=o], Icel. str[=a], Dan. straa, Sw. str[*a]. [root]166. See {Strew}.] 1. A stalk or stem of certain species of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3straw — S3 [stro: US stro:] n [: Old English; Origin: streaw] 1.) a) [U] the dried stems of wheat or similar plants that animals sleep on, and that are used for making things such as baskets, hats etc →↑hay ▪ a straw hat b) a single dried stem of stra …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4straw — [strô] n. [ME stra < OE streaw, akin to streawian: see STREW] 1. hollow stalks or stems of grain after threshing, collectively: used for fodder, for bedding, for making hats, etc. 2. a single one of such stalks 3. such a stalk or, now esp., a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5straw — [ strɔ ] noun ** 1. ) uncount the yellow stems of dried crops such as wheat: bales of straw a straw hat 2. ) count a long thin paper or plastic tube that you use for drinking clutch/grasp at straws to try to find anything at all that will help… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6straw — straw; straw·berry; straw·ber·ry·ing; straw·en; straw·ish; straw·less; win·dle·straw; …

    English syllables

  • 7straw — ► NOUN 1) dried stalks of grain, used as fodder or for thatching, packing, or weaving. 2) a single dried stalk of grain. 3) a thin hollow tube of paper or plastic for sucking drink from a container. 4) a pale yellow colour. ● clutch at straws Cf …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8straw — (n.) O.E. streaw stems or stalks of certain cereals, lit. that which is scattered or strewn, related to streowian (see STREW (Cf. strew)), from P.Gmc. *strawam that which is scattered (Cf. O.N. stra, Dan. straa, Swed. strô, O.Fris. stre, O.Du., O …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9Straw — ist der Name folgender Personen: Ezekiel A. Straw (1819–1882), US amerikanischer Politiker Jack Straw (* 1946), britischer Politiker der Labour Party Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselb …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 10straw|y — «STR ee», adjective. 1. of, containing, or like straw. 2. strewn or thatched with straw …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11Straw — Straw, v. t. To spread or scatter. See {Strew}, and {Strow}. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12Straw —   [strɔː ], Jack, britischer Politiker, * Buckhurst Hill (County Essex) 3. 8. 1946; Rechtsanwalt; schloss sich der Labour Party an; wurde 1979 Mitglied des Unterhauses; gehörte 1987 97 zum Labour Schattenkabinett (zuständig zunächst für Bildung,… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 13straw — vb *strew, scatter, sow, broadcast …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14straw — strawless, adj. strawlike, adj. /straw/, n. 1. a single stalk or stem, esp. of certain species of grain, chiefly wheat, rye, oats, and barley. 2. a mass of such stalks, esp. after drying and threshing, used as fodder. 3. material, fibers, etc.,… …

    Universalium

  • 15straw — [[t]strɔ͟ː[/t]] straws 1) N UNCOUNT Straw consists of the dried, yellowish stalks from crops such as wheat or barley. The barn was full of bales of straw... I stumbled through mud to a yard strewn with straw. ...a wide brimmed straw hat. 2) N… …

    English dictionary

  • 16straw — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English strēaw; akin to Old High German strō straw, Old English strewian to strew Date: before 12th century 1. a. stalks of grain after threshing; broadly dry stalky plant residue used like grain straw… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17straw — n. 1 dry cut stalks of grain for use as fodder or as material for thatching, packing, making hats, etc. 2 a single stalk or piece of straw. 3 a thin hollow paper or plastic tube for sucking drink from a glass etc. 4 an insignificant thing (not… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18straw — [[t]strɔ[/t]] n. 1) agr. bot a single stalk or stem esp. of a cereal grass, as wheat, rye, oats, or barley 2) agr. a mass of such stalks, esp. after drying and threshing, used as fodder 3) material made from such stalks and used to fashion hats… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19straw — noun 1 dried plant stems used for food, packaging, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ clean, fresh … OF STRAW ▪ bale ▪ I sat on a bale of straw near the fire. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20straw — n. tube 1) (to drink) through a straw 2) (misc.) to decide smt. by drawing straws (also fig.) misc. 3) a straw in the wind ( a hint of smt. to come ); to clutch at straws ( to try in desperation ); the last straw, or: the straw that broke the… …

    Combinatory dictionary