Definitions for strawstrɔ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word straw
plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
chaff, husk, shuck, stalk, straw, stubble(noun)
material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
pale yellow, straw, wheat(noun)
a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
straw, drinking straw(adj)
a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored
cover or provide with or as if with straw
"cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"
spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
"strew toys all over the carpet"
A dried stalk of a cereal plant.
Such dried stalks considered collectively.
A drinking straw.
Made of straw.
Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
Origin: Old English strēaw, from strawan ‘that which is strewn’. Cognate with Dutch stro, German Stroh, Swedish strå, Albanian strohë.
to spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow
a stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease
the gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw
anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle
Origin: [OE. straw, stre, stree, AS. strew, from the root of E. strew; akin to OFries. str, D. stroo, G. stroh, OHG. str, Icel. str, Dan. straa, Sw. str. 166. See Strew.]
Straw is an agricultural by-product, the dry stalks of cereal plants, after the grain and chaff have been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. It has many uses, including fuel, livestock bedding and fodder, thatching and basket-making. It is usually gathered and stored in a straw bale, which is a bundle of straw tightly bound with twine or wire. Bales may be square, rectangular, or round, depending on the type of baler used.
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Rank popularity for the word 'straw' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3902
Rank popularity for the word 'straw' in Nouns Frequency: #2328
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows.
It's a matter of who has the longest straw at the bottom of the bucket.
Most people are disaffected from the church already and this was the final straw.
Most people are disaffected from the church already, and this was the final straw.
They entered houses made from straw and grass and looted all our money and livestock.
Translations for straw
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- pallaCatalan, Valencian
- sláma, slaměnýCzech
- gwelltyn, gwelltWelsh
- strohblond, Strohhalm, Stroh, strohfarben, Halm, strohgelbGerman
- pajizo, paja, pajizaSpanish
- põhk, õlekõrsEstonian
- نی, کاه, پوشالPersian
- oljenkeltainen, olki, pahnaFinnish
- paille, jaune pailleFrench
- sràbhScottish Gaelic
- festuca, pagliuzza, pagliaItalian
- 藁, わら色, ワラ, 藁色Japanese
- ka, pûş, کاKurdish
- StréiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- сламен, сламка, сламаMacedonian
- słomiany, słomaPolish
- pai, paieRomanian
- солома, соломенный, соломинка, соломинаRussian
- palla, paza, pàlgia, paxa, patza, padha, pàgiaSardinian
- slamka, слама, сламка, slamaSerbo-Croatian
- saman, hasır, balyaTurkish
- stolastag, stolVolapük
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