- a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.
- a tract of grassland in an upland area near the timberline.
Origin of meadow
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Examples from the Web for meadow
The original designers of Central Park created a meadow that was stocked with 200 sheep.Central Park’s Carriages Saved This Horse
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Walker has a daughter, Meadow Rain, with his ex-girlfriend, Rebecca.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash
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Alison befriends lonely Giant Panda and skips happily in a meadow with it.The Most Offensive Lyrics and WTF Moments From ‘Chinese Food’
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We searched the autumn meadow of golds and greens, high and low, wide and deep on the edges of the city.Book Bag: Terry Tempest Williams’s Birding Bibles
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After she broke up with Arie, she collapsed into sobs by a meadow, which was meant to be the site of their last date.‘The Bachelorette’ Finale: Why Hide Jef Holm’s Mormon Connection?
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But in the meadow all around the sacred place was a city of winged tents.
Glaucon pointed to a little wooden shed lying in the meadow.
Imagine a meadow at the mouth of this stream, and on the meadow a single white dot.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
In the evening they encamped in a meadow, surrounded with wood.The History of Louisiana
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Presently she set off across the meadow, directly towards him.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
- an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals
- a low-lying piece of grassland, often boggy and near a river
Word Origin and History for meadow
Old English mædwe "meadow, pasture," originally "land covered in grass which is mown for hay;" oblique case of mæd (see mead (n.2)).