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(hāz),USA pronunciation n. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
- BiographicalWill (Harrison), 1879–1954, U.S. lawyer, politician, and official of the motion-picture industry.
- Place Namesa city in central Kansas. 16,301.
hay /heɪ/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Agriculturegrass cut and dried for use as food for animals:gathering hay from the fields.
- Slang Termsa small sum of money:Twenty bucks for half an hour's work; that ain't hay!
- Idiomsmake hay, to make use of an opportunity:Make hay while the sun shines.
- Agriculturegrass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage.
- Agriculturegrass mowed or intended for mowing.
- 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!
- Drugs, Slang Terms[Slang.]marijuana.
- Slang Terms, Idiomsa roll in the hay, sexual intercourse.
- Slang Termshit the hay, [Informal.]to go to bed:It got to be past midnight before anyone thought of hitting the hay.
- Idiomsin the hay, in bed;
retired, esp. for the night:By ten o'clock he's in the hay.
- Idiomsmake hay of, to scatter in disorder;
render ineffectual:The destruction of the manuscript made hay of two years of painstaking labor.
- 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.
- Agricultureto convert (plant material) into hay.
- Agricultureto furnish (horses, cows, etc.) with hay.
- Agricultureto cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.
(hā),USA pronunciation n.
BiographicalJohn Milton, 1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.
- bef. 900; Middle English; Old English hēg; cognate with German Heu, Old Norse hey, Gothic hawi. See hew
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hay /heɪ/ n
- grass, clover, etc, cut and dried as fodder
- (in combination): a hayfield, a hayloft
- hit the hay ⇒ slang to go to bed
- make hay of ⇒ to throw into confusion
- make hay while the sun shines ⇒ to take full advantage of an opportunity
- roll in the hay ⇒ informal sexual intercourse or heavy petting
Etymology: Old English hieg; related to Old Norse hey, Gothic hawi, Old Frisian hē, Old High German houwi; see hew
- to cut, dry, and store (grass, clover, etc) as fodder
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