What does mossy mean?

Definitions for mossy
ˈmɔ si, ˈmɒs imossy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moss-grown, mossyadjective

    overgrown with moss

  2. fogyish, moss-grown, mossy, stick-in-the-mud(p), stodgyadjective

    (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned

    "moss-grown ideas about family life"


  1. mossyadjective

    Covered in or overgrown with moss.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mossyadjective

    Overgrown with moss; covered with moss.

    Etymology: from moss.

    Old trees are more mossy far than young; for that the sap is not so frank as to rise all to the boughs, but tireth by the way, and putteth out moss. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    The mossy fountains and the Sylvan shades
    Delight no more. Alexander Pope, Messiah.


  1. mossy

    Mossy typically refers to something that is covered with or resembling moss, a small, soft, green plant that grows in damp or shady locations. It can also connote a sense of being aged, moist, or green, mostly used to describe surfaces such as rocks, walls, roofs, or trees.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mossy

    overgrown with moss; abounding with or edged with moss; as, mossy trees; mossy streams

  2. Mossy

    resembling moss; as, mossy green

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mossy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mossy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mossy in a Sentence

  1. Gez Robinson:

    We just let the top half of the garden go wild and installed log piles, i worked all through the lockdown but spent lots of time in our garden. I came across these two mouse families at either ends of the garden. One group lives under some old decking, and the other lives in a little mossy hill near an old shed.

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    • A. imperviousness
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