Mow, v. i. To cut grass, etc.,
with a scythe, or with a machine; to cut grass for hay.
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.
Mow, v. [pres. sing.
Mow, pl. Mowe, Mowen,
Moun.] [AS. magan. See May,
v.] May; can. "Thou mow now
escapen." [Obs.] Chaucer.
Our walles mowe not make hem
Mow, n. (Zoöl.) Same
as Mew, a gull.
Mow (?), n. [OE. mowe, AS.
m?ga.] 1. A heap or mass of hay or of
sheaves of grain stowed in a barn.
2. The place in a barn where hay or grain in
the sheaf is stowed.
Mow (?), v. t. To lay, as hay or
sheaves of grain, in a heap or mass in a barn; to pile and stow
Mow, v. i. To make
Nodding, becking, and mowing.
Mow (mō), v. t.
[imp. Mowed (mōd); p.
p. Mowed or Mown (mōn); p. pr.
& vb. n. Mowing.] [OE. mowen, mawen,
AS. māwan; akin to D. maaijen, G.
mähen, OHG. mājan, 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.
2. To cut the grass from; as, to mow a
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.