hay


hay
hay
hay1 [hā]
n.
[ME hei < OE hieg (akin to Ger heu) < base of OE heawan, to cut: see HEW]
1. grass, alfalfa, clover, etc. cut and dried for use as fodder
2. Slang bed, often, specif., as a place for sexual intercourse
3. Slang a small amount, esp. of money [a hundred dollars ain't hay]
vi.
to mow grass, alfalfa, etc., and spread it out to dry
vt.
Rare
1. to furnish with hay
2. to grow grass on (land) for hay
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☆ hit the hay
Slang to go to bed to sleep
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make hay
1. to mow grass, alfalfa, etc., and spread it out to dry
2. to make the most of an opportunity
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make hay out of or make hay of
to turn (something) to one's advantage
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make hay while the sun shines
to make the most of an opportunity
hay2 [hā]
n.
[OFr haye]
an old country dance with much winding in and out

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