- Will (Harrison),1879–1954, U.S. lawyer, politician, and official of the motion-picture industry.
- a city in central Kansas.
- grass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage.
- grass mowed or intended for mowing.
- a small sum of money: Twenty dollars an hour for doing very little certainly ain't hay.
- money: A thousand dollars for a day's work is a lot of hay!
- Slang. marijuana.
- to convert (plant material) into hay.
- to furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay.
- to cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.
- a roll in the hay, Slang. sexual intercourse.
- hit the hay, Informal. to go to bed: It got to be past midnight before anyone thought of hitting the hay.
- in the hay, in bed; retired, especially for the night: By ten o'clock he's in the hay.
- make hay of, to scatter in disorder; render ineffectual: The destruction of the manuscript made hay of two years of painstaking labor.
- make hay while the sun shines, to seize an opportunity when it presents itself: If you want to be a millionaire, you have to make hay while the sun shines.Also make hay.
Origin of hay
- John Milton,1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.
- a river in NW Canada, flowing NE to the Great Slave Lake. 530 miles (853 km) long.
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Contemporary Examples of hays
But the bigger reason Senator Hays is pushing for this law is because of Islam.
Hopefully, the members of the Florida House, Democrats and Republicans alike, will reject Senator Hays' proposed legislation.
Well these Muslim book bashers found a perfect friend in Senator Hays.
After all, for the past four years Hays has introduced legislation to ban sharia law in Florida courts.
Like a gangster shooting in a Hays Code era motion picture, the inhale and the exhale are shown in separate shots.‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television
April 10, 2014
Historical Examples of hays
I was driving bolts in the hold, through the keelson, with Hays.
Hays cursed me, and said that it was my blow which bent the bolt.
Of course the Hays have got the land, but we have the view and the joy of it.Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers
Before him, opened, lay a long letter,—the adjutant's letter from Hays.
She could think of nothing but that fateful letter from Hays.
- grass, clover, etc, cut and dried as fodder
- (in combination)a hayfield; a hayloft
- hit the hay slang to go to bed
- make hay of to throw into confusion
- make hay while the sun shines to take full advantage of an opportunity
- roll in the hay informal sexual intercourse or heavy petting
- to cut, dry, and store (grass, clover, etc) as fodder
- (tr) to feed with hay
Word Origin for hay
- a circular figure in country dancing
- a former country dance in which the dancers wove in and out of a circle
Word Origin for hay
- Will. 1888–1949, British music-hall comedian, who later starred in films, such as Oh, Mr Porter! (1937)
"grass mown," Old English heg (Anglian), hieg, hig (West Saxon) "grass cut or mown for fodder," from Proto-Germanic *haujam (cf. Old Norse hey, Old Frisian ha, Middle Dutch hoy, German Heu, Gothic hawi "hay"), literally "that which is cut," or "that which can be mowed," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. Old English heawan "to cut;" see hew). Slang phrase hit the hay (pre-1880) was originally "to sleep in a barn;" hay in the general figurative sense of "bedding" (e.g. roll in the hay) is from 1903.
see hit the hay; make hay while the sun shines; roll in the hay; that ain't hay.