Definitions for meadow
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word meadow.
a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
A field or pasture; a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be mown for hay; an area of low lying vegetation, especially near a river.
Etymology: mædwe, inflected form of mæd (see mead), from mēdwō (cf. West Frisian miede, Dutch dialect made, German dialect Matte ‘mountain pasture’), from h₂met- ‘to mow, reap’ (cf. Welsh medi, Latin metere, Ancient Greek ‘reaping’), englargement of -. More at mow.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ground somewhat watery, not plowed, but covered with grass and flowers.
Etymology: mæde , Sax.
Where al thing in common do rest,
Corne feeld with the pasture and mead,
Yet what doth it stand you in stead? Thomas Tusser, Husb.
A band select from forage drives
A herd of beeves, fair oxen, and fair kine,
From a fat meadow ground. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. x.
Paints her, ’tis true, with the same hand which spreads,
Like glorious colours, through the flow’ry meads,
When lavish nature with her best attire
Cloaths the gay spring, the season of desire. Edmund Waller.
Yet ere to-morrow’s sun shall shew his head,
The dewy paths of meadows we will tread,
For crowns and chaplets to adorn thy bed. Dryden.
A meadow ( MED-oh) is an open habitat, or field, vegetated by grasses, herbs, and other non-woody plants. Trees or shrubs may sparsely populate meadows, as long as these areas maintain an open character. Meadows may be naturally occurring or artificially created from cleared shrub or woodland. They can occur naturally under favourable conditions (see perpetual meadows), but they are often maintained by humans for the production of hay, fodder, or livestock. Meadow habitats, as a group, are characterized as "semi-natural grasslands", meaning that they are largely composed of species native to the region, with only limited human intervention. Meadows attract a multitude of wildlife, and support flora and fauna that could not thrive in other habitats. They are ecologically important as they provide areas for animal courtship displays, nesting, food gathering, pollinating insects, and sometimes sheltering, if the vegetation is high enough. There are multiple types of meadows, including agricultural, transitional, and perpetual – each playing a unique and important part of the ecosystem. Like other ecosystems, meadows will experience increased pressure (including on their biodiversity) due to climate change, especially as precipitation and weather conditions change. However, grasslands and meadows also have an important climate change mitigation potential as carbon sinks; deep-rooted grasses store a substantial amount of carbon in soil.
A meadow is a flat, open field or piece of land, typically covered in grass or wild plants and flowers. It can be found in both rural and urban areas and often used for grazing, hay-making, or left untouched to encourage wildlife. It can constitute various types of ecological communities and is generally free of trees or heavy shrubs.
a tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay
low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay
of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow
Etymology: [AS. meady; akin to md, and to G. matte; prob. also to E. mow. See Mow to cut (grass), and cf. 2d Mead.]
Meadow is a town in Millard County, Utah, United States. The population was 254 at the 2000 census. Originally called Meadow Creek, the town is located about eight miles south of Fillmore.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
med′ō, n. a level tract producing grass to be mown down: a rich pasture-ground—(poet.) Mead.—ns. Mead′ow-fox′tail (see Foxtail); Mead′ow-grass, the larger and more useful kinds of grass, grown in meadows for hay and pasture; Mead′ow-hay, a coarse grass or sedge growing in moist places, used as fodder or bedding; Mead′ow-lark, the American field-lark; Mead′ow-saff′ron, the colchicum—also Autumn-crocus, or Naked lady; Mead′ow-sweet, Mead′ow-wort, an ornamental shrub or plant with white flowers, called also Queen of the meadow.—adj. Mead′owy. [A.S. mǽd—máwan, to mow; Ger. mahd, a mowing, Swiss matt, a meadow, as in Zermatt, &c.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Meadow is ranked #26362 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Meadow surname appeared 926 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Meadow.
86.6% or 802 total occurrences were White.
9.7% or 90 total occurrences were Black.
1.8% or 17 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.9% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of meadow in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of meadow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
More needs to be done, and it’s important for the country to be united in the same way the 17 families united in support of this bill, my precious daughter Meadow’s life was taken, and there’s nothing I can do to change that, but make no mistake, I’m a father and I’m on a mission. I’m on a mission to make sure I’m the last dad to ever read a statement of this kind.
In an ecological context, we also need to evaluate the role that this highly abundant shark plays in crucial and fragile seagrass meadow ecosystems so that we can be sure to effective manage these habitats.
Life is a meadow, you just have to find a way to pick the flowers.
We wanted to respect the idea that a meadow was here, rather than obliterating the meadow and planting a large trophy home, we wanted to take the idea of peeling the meadow up and kind of tuck the house underneath it.
It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
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- паляна, лугBelarusian
- pratCatalan, Valencian
- Wiese, WeideGerman
- prado, vegaSpanish
- heinämaa, niittyFinnish
- pré, prairieFrench
- lèanaScottish Gaelic
- घास का मैदानHindi
- kaszáló, rétHungarian
- padang rumputIndonesian
- engi, grund, grasflötIcelandic
- 草原, 牧草地Japanese
- prau, pro, pràRomansh
- поляна, лугRussian
- poljana, пољана, ливада, livadaSerbo-Croatian
- луг, полянаUkrainian
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