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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. straw(noun)

    plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder

  2. 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

  3. pale yellow, straw, wheat(noun)

    a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white

  4. straw, drinking straw(adj)

    a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth

  5. straw(verb)

    of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored

  6. straw(verb)

    cover or provide with or as if with straw

    "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm"

  7. strew, straw(verb)

    spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)

    "strew toys all over the carpet"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. straw(Noun)

    A dried stalk of a cereal plant.

  2. straw(Noun)

    Such dried stalks considered collectively.

  3. straw(Noun)

    A drinking straw.

  4. straw(Adjective)

    Made of straw.

    straw hat

  5. straw(Adjective)

    Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.

  6. Origin: Old English strēaw, from strawan ‘that which is strewn’. Cognate with Dutch stro, German Stroh, Swedish strå, Albanian strohë.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Straw(verb)

    to spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow

  2. Straw(noun)

    a stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease

  3. Straw(noun)

    the gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw

  4. Straw(noun)

    anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle

  5. 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.]

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  1. Straw

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straw' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3902

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'straw' in Nouns Frequency: #2328

Anagrams of straw »

  1. warts

  2. swart

  3. swart, warts

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