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Hay

[hey] /heɪ/
noun
1.
John Milton, 1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.
2.
a river in NW Canada, flowing NE to the Great Slave Lake. 530 miles (853 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for j milton hay

hay1

/heɪ/
noun
1.
  1. grass, clover, etc, cut and dried as fodder
  2. (in combination) a hayfield, a hayloft
2.
(slang) hit the hay, to go to bed
3.
make hay of, to throw into confusion
4.
make hay while the sun shines, to take full advantage of an opportunity
5.
(informal) roll in the hay, sexual intercourse or heavy petting
verb
6.
to cut, dry, and store (grass, clover, etc) as fodder
7.
(transitive) to feed with hay
Word Origin
Old English hieg; related to Old Norse hey, Gothic hawi, Old Frisian hē, Old High German houwi; see hew

hay2

/heɪ/
noun
1.
a circular figure in country dancing
2.
a former country dance in which the dancers wove in and out of a circle
Word Origin
C16: of uncertain origin

Hay

/heɪ/
noun
1.
Will. 1888–1949, British music-hall comedian, who later starred in films, such as Oh, Mr Porter! (1937)
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Word Origin and History for j milton hay
hay
"grass mown," O.E. heg (Anglian), hieg, hig (W.Saxon) "grass cut or mown for fodder," from P.Gmc. *khaujan (cf. O.N. hey, O.Fris. ha, M.Du. hoy, Ger. Heu, Goth. hawi "hay"), lit. "that which is cut," or "that which can be mowed," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (cf. O.E. heawan "to cut"). Hay-fever is from 1829; earlier it was called summer catarrh. Hayseed is from 1577 in the literal sense of "grass seed shaken out of hay;" in U.S. slang sense of "comical rustic" it dates from 1851. Haymaker in the sense of "very strong blow with the fist" is from 1912, probably in imitation of the wide swinging stroke of a scythe. Slang phrase hit the hay (pre-1880) was originally "to sleep in a barn;" hay in the general fig. sense of "bedding" (e.g. roll in the hay) is from 1903.
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Slang definitions & phrases for j milton hay

hay

noun

Marijuana; herb

Related Terms

hit the hay, indian hay, that ain't hay

[Narcotics; 1940s+]


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j milton hay in the Bible

properly so called, was not in use among the Hebrews; straw was used instead. They cut the grass green as it was needed. The word rendered "hay" in Prov. 27:25 means the first shoots of the grass. In Isa. 15:6 the Revised Version has correctly "grass," where the Authorized Version has "hay."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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