- 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
Synonyms for meadow
Examples from the Web for meadowy
Historical Examples of meadowy
Here were no meadowy margins; but the shores were steep and thick-wooded to the water's edge.The Haunters of the Silences
Charles G. D. Roberts
I feel it, I hear its smothered ripple, not meant for hearing, and I smell its meadowy fragrance.Confessions of Boyhood
Brown streams careered down the long, meadowy hollow on his left, wherein many Hessian soldiers lay buried.The Story Of Kennett
Sweet winds blew from the sunny lake beside her, and small waves sputtered on the meadowy shore.Main Street
- 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 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)).