Definitions for HAYheɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hay(verb)

    grass mowed and cured for use as fodder

  2. hay(verb)

    convert (plant material) into hay

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hay(noun)

    a hedge

  2. Hay(noun)

    a net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit

  3. Hay(verb)

    to lay snares for rabbits

  4. Hay(noun)

    grass cut and cured for fodder

  5. Hay(verb)

    to cut and cure grass for hay

  6. Origin: [OE. hei, AS. hg; akin to D. hooi, OHG. hewi, houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h, Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See Hew to cut.]


  1. 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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'HAY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4134

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Let us make hay while the sun shines.

  2. Latin Proverb:

    Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.

  3. Groucho Marx:

    Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.

  4. Prince Phillip:

    If it doesn't fart or eat hay, she isn't interested. (on his daughter, Princess Anne)

  5. Trudy Williams:

    First thing in the morning, we water them, and give them some treats and feed them some hay.

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