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Meaning of HAY

Pronunciation:  hey

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  grass mowed and cured for use as fodder

HAY is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: fodder, timothy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hay\, n. [AS. hege: cf. F. haie, of German origin. See
    {Haw} a hedge, {Hedge}.]
    1. A hedge. [Obs.]
    2. A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a
       rabbit. --Rowe.
    {To dance the hay}, to dance in a ring. --Shak.
  2. \Hay\, v. i.
    To lay snares for rabbits. --Huloet.
  3. \Hay\, n. [OE. hei, AS. h?g; akin to D. kooi, OHG. hewi,
    houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h["o], Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi
    grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See {Hew to cut}. ]
    Grass cut and cured for fodder.
          Make hay while the sun shines.           --Camden.
          Hay may be dried too much as well as too little. --C.
                                                   L. Flint.
    {Hay cap}, a canvas covering for a haycock.
    {Hay fever} (Med.), nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and
       sometimes with paroxysms of dyspn[oe]a, to which some
       persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It
       has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the
       pollen of certain plants. It is also called {hay asthma},
       {hay cold}, and {rose fever}.
    {Hay knife}, a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a
       stack or mow.
    {Hay press}, a press for baling loose hay.
    {Hay tea}, the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as
       food for cattle, etc.
    {Hay tedder}, a machine for spreading and turning newmown
       hay. See {Tedder}.
  4. \Hay\, v. i.
    To cut and cure grass for hay.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing hay in your dream, represents the necessity of hard work; nothing in life comes easy. You may also be feeling hopeless about a situation. Alternatively, hay indicates the need to nurture your maternal instincts, masculine energy, and/or your sexual urges. Consider also the symbol as a pun on "hey". Your dream may be trying to call your attention to something.
Easton Bible Dictionary

properly so called, was not in use among the Hebrews; straw was used instead. They cut the grass green as it was needed. The word rendered "hay" in Prov. 27:25 means the first shoots of the grass. In Isa. 15:6 the Revised Version has correctly "grass," where the Authorized Version has "hay."

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