As a noun hay
is (uncountable) grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder or hay
can be the name of the letter for the h
sound in pitman shorthand.
As a verb hay
is to cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
As a proper noun herb is
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(etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).
(uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
* C. L. Flint
- Make hay while the sun shines.
(countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
(slang) Cannabis; marijuana.
* 1947 , William Burroughs, letter, 19 Feb 1947:
- Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.
- I would like some of that hay . Enclose $20.
(obsolete) A hedge.
(obsolete) A circular country dance.
- to dance the hay
* hay fever
* hayloft, hay loft
* hit the hay
* make hay while the sun shines
To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
To lay snares for rabbits.
Webster's Online Dictionary article on hay
: From the sound it represents, by analogy with other letters such as kay'' and ''gay''. The expected form in English if the ''h'' had survived in the Latin name of the letter "h", ''h? .
The name of the letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
(slang, euphemistic) Marijuana.
(botany) A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
(obsolete) Grass; herbage.
- flocks grazing the tender herb
* (marijuana) grass, weed
* See also