Meaning of HAY in English
— hayey , adj.
/hay/ , n.
1. grass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage.
2. grass mowed or intended for mowing.
a. a small sum of money: Twenty dollars an hour for doing very little certainly ain't hay.
b. money: A thousand dollars for a day's work is a lot of hay!
4. Slang. marijuana.
5. a roll in the hay , Slang. sexual intercourse.
6. hit the hay , Informal. to go to bed: It got to be past midnight before anyone thought of hitting the hay.
7. in the hay , in bed; retired, esp. for the night: By ten o'clock he's in the hay.
8. make hay of , to scatter in disorder; render ineffectual: The destruction of the manuscript made hay of two years of painstaking labor.
9. make hay while the sun shines , to seize an opportunity when it presents itself: If you want to be a millionaire, you have to make hay while the sun shines. Also, make hay .
10. to convert (plant material) into hay.
11. to furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay.
12. to cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.
[ bef. 900; ME; OE heg; c. G Heu, ON hey, Goth hawi. See HEW ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012