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Webster 1913 Edition


Hay

Hay

(hā)
,
Noun.
[AS.
hege
: cf. F.
haie
, of German origin. See
Haw
a hedge,
Hedge
.]
1.
A hedge.
[Obs.]
2.
A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.
Rowe.
To dance the hay
,
to dance in a ring.
Shak.

Hay

,
Verb.
I.
To lay snares for rabbits.
Huloet.

Hay

,
Noun.
[OE.
hei
, AS.
hēg
; akin to D.
hooi
, OHG.
hewi
,
houwi
, G.
heu
, Dan. & Sw.
hö
, Icel.
hey
,
ha
, Goth.
hawi
grass, fr. the root of E.
hew
. See
Hew
to cut.]
Grass cut and cured for fodder.
Make
hay
while the sun shines.
Camden.
Hay
may be dried too much as well as too little.
C. L. Flint.
Hay cap
,
a canvas covering for a haycock.
Hay fever
(Med.)
,
nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and sometimes with paroxysms of dyspnœa, to which some persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the pollen of certain plants. It is also called
hay asthma
,
hay cold
,
rose cold
, and
rose fever
.
Hay knife
,
a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a stack or mow.
Hay press
,
a press for baling loose hay.
Hay tea
,
the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as food for cattle, etc.
Hay tedder
,
a machine for spreading and turning new-mown hay. See
Tedder
.

Hay

,
Verb.
I.
To cut and cure grass for hay.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hay

HAY

,
Noun.
Grass cut and dried for fodder; grass prepared for preservation.
Make hay while the sun shines.
To dance the hay, to dance in a ring.

HAY

,
Verb.
T.
To dry or cure grass for preservation.

HAY

,
Noun.
A hedge.
1.
A net which incloses the haunt of an animal.

HAY

,
Verb.
T.
To lay snares for rabbits.

Definition 2022


Hay

Hay

See also: hay, hãy, and haþ

English

Proper noun

Hay

  1. A surname.

hay

hay

See also: Hay, hãy, and haþ

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /heɪ/
  • Homophone: hey
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun

hay (countable and uncountable, plural hays)

  1. (uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
    • Camden
      Make hay while the sun shines.
    • C. L. Flint
      Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
  2. (countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
  3. (slang) Cannabis; marijuana.
    • 1947, William Burroughs, letter, 19 Feb 1947:
      I would like some of that hay. Enclose $20.
  4. A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Rowe to this entry?)
  5. (obsolete) A hedge.
  6. (obsolete) A circular country dance.
    to dance the hay
Derived terms
Translations
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Verb

hay (third-person singular simple present hays, present participle haying, simple past and past participle hayed)

  1. To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
  2. To lay snares for rabbits.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Huloet to this entry?)
Translations

Related terms

References

Webster's Online Dictionary article on hay

Etymology 2

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", .

Noun

hay (plural hays)

  1. The letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • aitch, the Latin letter for this sound

Anagrams


Middle French

Verb

hay

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hayr

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish ha i (it has there) (compare Catalan hi ha and French il y a), from ha, third-person singular present of haber (to have), + i, from Latin ibī (there).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ai̯/
  • Homophone: ay

Verb

hay

  1. (Impersonal form) Present indicative form of haber, there is, there are
    Hay dos tiendas que venden películas.
    There are two stores that sell films.

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

Adjective

hay

  1. exciting, interesting
    Phim này hay
    This film is interesting

Verb

hay [+ verb]

  1. to have a habit of (doing something)
    Con hay nói nhiều lắm
    You, child, have a habit of talking too much / You, child, are talkative

Conjunction

hay ()

  1. or
    Chọn cái này, hay chọn cái kia
    Choose this one, or choose that one

Derived terms

  • hay là
  • ơ hay
  • ô hay

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Walloon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haj/

Interjection

hay

  1. go, let us go