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Definition of "hay" []

  • Grass or other plants, such as clover or alfalfa, cut and dried for fodder. (noun)
  • Slang A trifling amount of money: gets $100 an hour, which isn't hay. (noun)
  • To mow and cure grass and herbage for hay. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make (grass) into hay. (verb-transitive)
  • To feed with hay. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hay" in a sentence
  • "But even that would have been tactically unwise, because Letiecq made his video himself, likely possesses an original, likely could distribute it through other means, and likely would make much hay from the attempt to suppress it -- just as he has done here."
  • "The ultimate problem with hay is whether or not there will be enough to go around for the animals in the area."
  • "This was why he sat at the beer table with Captain Jorgensen, who was just returned with a schooner-load of hay from the Petaluma Flats."