Definition of Hay

1. Noun. Grass mowed and cured for use as fodder.

Generic synonyms: Fodder
Specialized synonyms: Timothy
Substance meronyms: Haymow

2. Verb. Convert (plant material) into hay.
Generic synonyms: Convert

Definition of Hay

1. n. A hedge.

2. v. i. To lay snares for rabbits.

3. n. Grass cut and cured for fodder.

4. v. i. To cut and cure grass for hay.

Definition of Hay

1. Noun. Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder. ¹

2. Noun. Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) Cannabis; marijuana. ¹

4. Verb. To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder. ¹

5. Noun. The name of the letter for the ''h'' sound in Pitman shorthand. ¹

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Definition of Hay

1. to convert into hay (grass, cut and dried for fodder) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Hay

1. Grass cut and cured for fodder. "Make hay while the sun shines." (Camden) "Hay may be dried too much as well as too little." (C. L. Flint) Hay cap, a canvas covering for a haycock. Hay fever, nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and sometimes with paroxysms of dyspnoea, to which some persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the pollen of certain plants. It is also called hay asthma, hay cold, and rose fever. Hay knife, a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a stack or mow. Hay press, a press for baling loose hay. Hay tea, the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as food for cattle, etc. Hay tedder, a machine for spreading and turning newmown hay. Origin: OE. Hei, AS. Hg; akin to D. Kooi, OHG. Hewi, houwi, G. Heu, Dan. & Sw. Ho, Icel. Hey, ha, Goth. Hawi grass, fr. The root of E. Hew. See Hew to cut. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hay

hay (current term)
hay-scented fern
hay bacillus
hay bale
hay conditioner
hay fever
hay is for horses
hay ride
hay wain
hay wains

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