Definitions for HAYheɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
herbage, as grass, clover, or alfalfa, cut and dried for use as forage.
Slang. a small sum of money. money.
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(v.t.)to convert (plant material) into hay.
to feed with hay.
(v.i.)to cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.
Idioms for hay:
make hay,to avail oneself of an opportunity.
Origin of hay:
bef. 900; ME; OE hēg, c. OS hōi, OHG hewi, houwi, ON hey, Go hawi; akin to hew
1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.
grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
convert (plant material) into hay
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
dried grass used for feeding animals
a net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit
to lay snares for rabbits
grass cut and cured for fodder
to cut and cure grass for hay
Hay is grass, legumes or other herbaceous plants that have been cut, dried, and stored for use as animal fodder, particularly for grazing livestock such as cattle, horses, goats, and sheep. Hay is also fed to pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs. Pigs may be fed hay, but they do not digest it as efficiently as more fully herbivorous animals. Hay is fed when or where there is not enough pasture or rangeland on which to graze an animal, when grazing is unavailable due to weather or when lush pasture by itself is too rich for the health of the animal. It is also fed during times when an animal is unable to access pasture, such as when animals are kept in a stable or barn.
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Translations for HAY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
grass, cut and dried, used as food for cattle etc.
- حَشيش، قَشArabic
- fenoPortuguese (BR)
- das HeuGerman
- يونجه خشكFarsi
- सूखी घासHindi
- rumput keringIndonesian
- rumput keringMalay
- يونجه خشكPersian
- پروړه ، پروړ ، وچ واښه ، پولۍ ، بېدهPashto
- saman, kuru otTurkish
- 乾草Chinese (Trad.)
- مویشیوں کے چارے کے لۓ سوکھی گھاسUrdu
- cỏ khôVietnamese
- 干草Chinese (Simp.)
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