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hay

hay

 
 
pronunciation:
heI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
make hay while the sun shines, hit the hay
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: grass, clover, alfalfa, or the like that is cut, dried, and stored for animal food.
 
definition 2: grass, clover, or the like grown for such use.
definition 3: (slang) a small amount of money.
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phrase: make hay while the sun shines
phrase: hit the hay
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hayed, haying, hays
definition 1: to make (grass or a field of grass) into hay.
We're haying the south field today.
definition 2: to give (animals) hay to eat.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make grass or the like into hay.
Homophone Note
The words hay and hey sound alike but have different meanings.
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