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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English māwan, cognate with German mähen, Danish meje, Latin meto and Greek αμαω.

Verb

Infinitive
to mow

Third person singular
mows

Simple past
mowed

Past participle
mowed or mown

Present participle
mowing

to mow (third-person singular simple present mows, present participle mowing, simple past mowed, past participle mowed or mown)
  1. To cut something (especially grass or crops) down or knock down.
    He mowed the lawn.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Old English mūga.

Noun

Singular
mow

Plural
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mow ({{{1}}})
  1. (agriculture, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A stack of hay, corn, beans or a barn for the storage of hay, corn, beans.
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to mow

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (agriculture, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To put into mows.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle French mouwe, moe. Compare moue.

Noun

Singular
mow

Plural
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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A scornful grimace.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 212:
      Those that paint them dying [...] delineate the prisoners spitting in their executioners faces, and making mowes at them.

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