verb, strowed, strown or strowed, strow·ing. Archaic.

Origin of strow

1300–50; Middle English strowen, variant of strewen to strew Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for strown

Historical Examples of strown

  • Let a man keep the law,—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Let a man keep the law—any law,—and his way will be strown with satisfactions.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • The field was strown with their great coats, knapsacks, rifles, and musical instruments belonging to their bands.


    Scian Dubh

  • Nor rough nor barren are the winding ways Of hoar antiquity, but strown with flowers.

  • The line of the enemy's retreat was strown with abandoned baggage, wagons and artillery.

    Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment

    Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson

British Dictionary definitions for strown


verb strows, strowing, strowed, strown or strowed

an archaic variant of strew
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