WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Hays  (hāz),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalWill (Harrison), 1879–1954, U.S. lawyer, politician, and official of the motion-picture industry.
  2. Place Namesa city in central Kansas. 16,301.

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
hay /heɪ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Agriculturegrass cut and dried for use as food for animals:gathering hay from the fields.
  2. Slang Termsa small sum of money:Twenty bucks for half an hour's work; that ain't hay!
Idioms
  1. Idiomsmake hay, to make use of an opportunity:Make hay while the sun shines.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
hay  (hā),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Agriculturegrass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage.
  2. Agriculturegrass mowed or intended for mowing.
  3. Slang Terms
    • a small sum of money:Twenty dollars an hour for doing very little certainly ain't hay.
    • money:A thousand dollars for a day's work is a lot of hay!
  4. Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]marijuana.
  5. Slang Terms, Idiomsa roll in the hay, sexual intercourse.
  6. Slang Termshit the hay, [Informal.]to go to bed:It got to be past midnight before anyone thought of hitting the hay.
  7. Idiomsin the hay, in bed;
    retired, esp. for the night:By ten o'clock he's in the hay.
  8. Idiomsmake hay of, to scatter in disorder;
    render ineffectual:The destruction of the manuscript made hay of two years of painstaking labor.
  9. Idiomsmake 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. 

v.t. 
  1. Agricultureto convert (plant material) into hay.
  2. Agricultureto furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay.

v.i. 
  1. Agricultureto cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.
hayey, adj. 
  • bef. 900; Middle English; Old English hēg; cognate with German Heu, Old Norse hey, Gothic hawi. See hew

Hay  (hā),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalJohn Milton, 1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    hay /heɪ/ n
    1. grass, clover, etc, cut and dried as fodder
    2. (in combination): a hayfield, a hayloft
    3. hit the hayslang to go to bed
    4. make hay ofto throw into confusion
    5. make hay while the sun shinesto take full advantage of an opportunity
    6. roll in the hayinformal sexual intercourse or heavy petting
    vb
    1. to cut, dry, and store (grass, clover, etc) as fodder
    Etymology: Old English hieg; related to Old Norse hey, Gothic hawi, Old Frisian hē, Old High German houwi; see hew
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