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Definition of MOW

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Mew \Mew\, n. [AS. m?w, akin to D. meeuw, G. m["o]we, OHG. m?h, Icel. m[=a]r.] (Zool.) A gull, esp. the common British species ({Larus canus}); called also {sea mew}, {maa}, {mar}, {mow}, and {cobb}. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\, n. (Zool.)
     Same as {Mew}, a gull.
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Mow \Mow\, v. [pres. sing. {Mow}, pl. {Mowe}, {Mowen}, {Moun}.] [AS. magan. See {May}, v.] May; can. "Thou mow now escapen." [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

           Our walles mowe not make hem resistence. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\ (m[=o]), v. t. [imp. {Mowed} (m[=o]d); p. p. {Mowed} or {Mown} (m[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mowing}.] [OE. mowen, mawen, AS. m[=a]wan; akin to D. maaijen, G. m[aum]hen, OHG. m[=a]jan, Dan. meie, L. metere to reap, mow, Gr. 'ama^n. Cf. {Math}, {Mead} a meadow, {Meadow}.]
     1. To cut down, as grass, with a scythe or machine. [1913 Webster]

     2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a meadow. [1913 Webster]

     3. To cut down; to cause to fall in rows or masses, as in mowing grass; -- with down; as, a discharge of grapeshot mows down whole ranks of men. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\, v. i.
     To cut grass, etc., with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\ (mou), n. [OE. mowe, AS. m[=u]ga.]
     1. A heap or mass of hay or of sheaves of grain stowed in a barn. [1913 Webster]

     2. The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\ (mou), v. t.
     To lay, as hay or sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow away. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\, n. [Written also {moe} and {mowe}.] [F. moue pouting, a wry face; cf. OD. mouwe the protruded lip.] A wry face. "Make mows at him." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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Mow \Mow\, v. i.
     To make mouths.
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           Nodding, becking, and mowing.            --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

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126 Moby Thesaurus words for "mow":
     abbreviate, abridge, abstract, anthill, bank, bob, boil down, bring in, capsulize, clip, cock, compress, condense, contract, crib, crop, crop herbs, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dab, dig, dock, drag, dress, drift, dub, dune, elevator, elide, embankment, epitomize, equalize, even, face, flatten, foreshorten, frown, garner, gather, gather in, glean, glower, grabble, grade, grain bin, grain elevator, granary, grease, grimace, harrow, harvest, hay, haycock, hayloft, haymow, hayrick, haystack, heap, hill, lay, level, long face, lower, lubricate, make a face, make a mouth, molehill, mop, mop and mow, moue, mound, mouth, mouthing, mug, nip, nut, oil, pare, pick, pile, plane, planish, plaster, pluck, poll, pollard, pout, prune, pull a face, pyramid, reap, reap and carry, recap, recapitulate, reduce, retrench, rick, rictus, ruck, scowl, shave, shear, shock, shorten, silo, smooth, smooth down, smooth out, snarl, snowdrift, snub, stack, stunt, sum up, summarize, synopsize, take in, telescope, trim, truncate, wry face, wry mouth


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