- a wry or derisive grimace.
- to make mows, mouths, or grimaces.
Origin of mow3
Examples from the Web for mowe
The laird of Mowe, here mentioned, was the only gentleman of note killed in the skirmish on the Scottish side.
The Laird of Mowe here mentioned was the only gentleman of note killed in the skirmish on the Scottish side.
About three miles before it reaches the town, the river Mowe undulates through a plain.
Beneath him were the rapids of the Mowe, over which a watery moon threw a faint, flickering light.
The lands of Mowe are situated upon the river Bowmont, in Roxburghshire.
- to cut down (grass, crops, etc) with a hand implement or machine
- (tr) to cut the growing vegetation of (a field, lawn, etc)
- the part of a barn where hay, straw, etc, is stored
- the hay, straw, etc, stored
- an archaic word for grimace
Word Origin and History for mowe
Old English mawan "to mow" (class VII strong verb; past tense meow, past participle mawen), from Proto-Germanic *mæanan (cf. Middle Low German maeyen, Dutch maaien, Old High German maen, German mähen "to mow," Old English mæd "meadow"), from PIE root *me- "to mow, to cut down grass or grain with a sickle or scythe" (cf. poetic Greek amao, Latin metere "to reap, mow, crop," Italian mietere, Old Irish meithleorai "reapers," Welsh medi). Related: Mowed; mown; mowing.
"stack of hay," Old English muga, muwa "a heap, swath of corn, crowd of people," earlier muha, from Proto-Germanic *mugon (cf. Old Norse mugr "a heap," mostr "crowd"), of uncertain origin.