meadow

[ med-oh ]
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noun
  1. a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.

  2. a tract of grassland in an upland area near the timberline.

Origin of meadow

1
before 1000; Middle English medwe,Old English mǣdw-, oblique stem of mǣdmead2; akin to German Matte

Other words for meadow

Other words from meadow

  • mead·ow·less, adjective
  • mead·ow·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for meadow

meadow

/ (ˈmɛdəʊ) /


noun
  1. an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals

  2. a low-lying piece of grassland, often boggy and near a river

Origin of meadow

1
Old English mædwe, from mǣd mead ²; related to māwan to mow 1

Derived forms of meadow

  • meadowy, adjective

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