mow
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /moʊ/
Verb

mow (mows, present participle mowing; past mowed, past participle mowed)

  1. (transitive) To cut down grass or crops.
    He mowed the lawn every few weeks in the summer.
  2. (transitive) To cut down or slaughter in great numbers.
    • In the afternoon they attacked again, in close formation: our artillery mowed them, but they came on and on, […]
Translations Noun

mow (plural mows)

  1. (cricket) A shot played with a sweeping or scythe-like motion.
    • 1828, Sporting Magazine (volume 21? 71? page 10)
      I consider it would engender a stiff, tame, cautious mode of play, with only now and then a mow, or a chopping hit.
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /məʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /moʊ/
Noun

mow (plural mows)

  1. (now only dialectal) A scornful grimace; a wry face. [from 14th c.]
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      , Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.212:
      Those that paint them dying […] delineate the prisoners spitting in their executioners faces, and making mowes at them.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene ii]:
      Make mows at him.
Translations
  • Russian: грима́са
Verb

mow (mows, present participle mowing; past and past participle mowed)

  1. To make grimaces, mock.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2
      For every trifle are they set upon me: / Sometime like apes that mow and chatter at me, / And after bite me;
    • Nodding, becking, and mowing.
Translations
  • Russian: грима́сничать
Pronunciation Noun

mow (plural mows)

  1. (now regional) A stack of hay, corn, beans or a barn for the storage of hay, corn, beans.
  2. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.
Translations Verb

mow (mows, present participle mowing; past and past participle mowed)

  1. (agriculture) To put into mows.
Translations Noun

mow (plural mows)

  1. Alternative form of mew (a seagull)

MOW
Noun
  1. Initialism of meals on wheels



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