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.

3. Slang.

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 ]

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