Find the word definition

Crossword clues for hay

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
hay fever
▪ And the best load of hay - he'd come out and ask me at the finish.
▪ Nothing in this world smells better than good fresh hay.
▪ David Harper said he became frantic when the hay bales in the barn caught light.
▪ The hay bales caused disagreements as well.
▪ Following the demise of the canal, the old wharf buildings found a new use as hay barns for the adjoining farm.
▪ Time allowed 01:25 Read in studio Police are hunting arsonists who're targeting hay barns at the height of the harvest.
▪ Serge wouldn't even allow her a kitten because of his hay fever.
▪ Our 4-year-old daughter is sneezing like she has hay fever.
▪ Student B immediately slams it shut, complaining bitterly of hay fever.
▪ Children can have hay fever, and despite the name, spring is not an uncommon time for its symptoms to appear.
▪ The treatment is effective for a wide range of illnesses as well as for allergies and hay fever.
▪ He was, however, often racked by asthma and suffered much from hay fever.
▪ The Liberal set-back in 1895 cost him his seat, and his chronic hay fever directed him to an urban constituency.
▪ Medical treatment for hay fever is now much better than it used to be.
▪ Upland valleys present additional problems because of their often numerous isolated field barns - sometimes one for each hay meadow.
▪ On the Baca Ranch itself, Boyce proposes to stop irrigating artificial hay meadows.
▪ There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.
▪ For these plants to survive, even in these beneficial conditions, it is necessary to have traditionally managed hay meadows.
▪ Some of the grass is cut for hay.
▪ Well, we had one man who could cut a truss of hay almost to a pound.
▪ This grass is cut for hay or for silage and sometimes for two crops of silage.
▪ Since the first draw we have been feeding concentrates and hay at a daily cost of 10p / head.
▪ During the night of December 5, Pere Noel feeds the hay to his reindeer and leaves a present in its place.
▪ He shall make hay with the others in that meadow and the lord shall give them 12d.
▪ They are making hay while they can.
▪ Just now they had been utterly careless about the noise they made in the hay.
▪ She's making hay while the sun shines and who can blame her?
▪ These mixtures are earlier growing and more prolific than meadow-grass, and can be more difficult to make into top-quality hay.
▪ She made it clear she was making hay while the sun shone.
▪ But the very things that make the hay rich are the things that now make it poor.
▪ It's not enough to enjoy yourself, you must make hay while the sun shines.
▪ Women like the fact that he looks like he's been rolling around in hay.
▪ Still, it didn't matter, we spent the days rolling the hay.
a roll in the hay
new-mown hay/grass etc
▪ a bale of hay
▪ He loves the odors of the animals, the odor of the hay, new cut and drying.
▪ It is considerably higher in protein, calcium, and vitamins, than any other hay.
▪ Jack saw the cat first, yellowish orange and brown and curled up on some hay, and quiet.
▪ Lying around on bales of hay were about a dozen Commandos.
▪ Ranchers, who have been hurting from low calf prices for years, are reluctant to buy hay.
▪ There was a barn at the far end of the hay meadow, away from the house and the other barns.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hay \Hay\, v. i. To cut and cure grass for hay.


Hay \Hay\ (h[=a]), n. [AS. hege: cf. F. haie, of German origin. See Haw a hedge, Hedge.]

  1. A hedge. [Obs.]

  2. A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially of a rabbit.

    To dance the hay, to dance in a ring.


Hay \Hay\, v. i. To lay snares for rabbits.


Hay \Hay\, n. [OE. hei, AS. h[=e]g; akin to D. hooi, OHG. hewi, houwi, G. heu, Dan. & Sw. h["o], Icel. hey, ha, Goth. hawi grass, fr. the root of E. hew. See Hew to cut.] Grass cut and cured for fodder.

Make hay while the sun shines.

Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
--C. L. Flint.

Hay cap, a canvas covering for a haycock.

Hay fever (Med.), nasal catarrh accompanied with fever, and sometimes with paroxysms of dyspn[oe]a, to which some persons are subject in the spring and summer seasons. It has been attributed to the effluvium from hay, and to the pollen of certain plants. It is also called hay asthma, hay cold, rose cold, and rose fever.

Hay knife, a sharp instrument used in cutting hay out of a stack or mow.

Hay press, a press for baling loose hay.

Hay tea, the juice of hay extracted by boiling, used as food for cattle, etc.

Hay tedder, a machine for spreading and turning new-mown hay. See Tedder.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"grass mown," Old English heg (Anglian), hieg, hig (West Saxon) "grass cut or mown for fodder," from Proto-Germanic *haujam (cognates: Old Norse hey, Old Frisian ha, Middle Dutch hoy, German Heu, Gothic hawi "hay"), literally "that which is cut," or "that which can be mowed," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (cognates: Old English heawan "to cut;" see hew). Slang phrase hit the hay (pre-1880) was originally "to sleep in a barn;" hay in the general figurative sense of "bedding" (as in roll in the hay) is from 1903.


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder. 2 (context countable English) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder. 3 (context slang English) cannabis; marijuan

  1. 4 A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit. 5 (context obsolete English) A hedge. 6 (context obsolete English) A circular country dance. v

  2. 1 To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder. 2 To lay snares for rabbits. Etymology 2

    n. The name of the letter for the ''h'' sound in Pitman shorthand.


n. grass mowed and cured for use as fodder


Háy is a Hungarian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Gyula Háy (1900–1975), Hungarian communist leader
  • László Háy (1893–1975), Hungarian economist
  • Peter Háy (author) (born 1944), Canadian author, son of Gyula Háy
Hay (disambiguation)

Hay is dried grass.

Hay or HAY may also refer to:

  • Armenians (Hay is the Armenian name for Armenian people)
  • Hay Grade (a system for job evaluation and grading)
  • The Hay Group, an international human resource consultancy
  • Haycock Airport, Alaska, United States (IATA airport code HAY)
  • Hayes and Harlington railway station, England (National Rail station code HAY)
Hay (surname)

Hay is an English and Scottish surname shortened from the Scoto-Norman de la Haye. Notable people with the surname Hay include:

  • Alexander Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Andrew Leith Hay (1785–1862), Scottish soldier, politician and author
  • Ann Hawkes Hay (1745–1785), American soldier
  • Arthur D. Hay (1884–1952) Scottish-American jurist
  • Barry Hay (born 1948), Dutch musician
  • Bill Hay (born 1935), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Colin Hay (born 1953), Scottish-Australian musician
  • Cody Hay (born 1983), Canadian figure skater
  • Dennis Hay (born 1940), Scottish field hockey player and coach
  • Danny Hay (born 1975), New Zealand soccer player
  • David Hay (disambiguation), several people
  • Denys Hay (1915–1994), British historian
  • Douglas Hay (1876–1967), New Zealand cricket player and administrator
  • Edward Hay (disambiguation), several people
  • Elizabeth Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Erin Hay (born 1970), American country singer
  • Garry Hay (born 1977), Scottish footballer
  • George Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Gilbert Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Graham Hay (born 1965), Scottish footballer (Airdrieonians)
  • Harry Hay (1912–2002), American gay rights activist
  • Henry Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Ian Hay, pen name of John Hay Beith (1876–1952), British schoolmaster and soldier
  • James Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Jocelyn Hay (1927–2014), British journalist
  • John Hay (disambiguation), various including:
    • John Hay (1838–1905), American politician
    • John Hay (Henley MP) (1919–1998), British politician
    • John MacDougall Hay (1879–1919), Scottish novelist
    • Sir John Dalrymple-Hay, 3rd Baronet (1821–1912), British admiral
    • Sir John Hay, 6th Baronet (1788–1838), British politician
    • Lord John Hay (disambiguation), multiple people
  • Kathryn Hay (born 1975), Australian politician
  • Keith Hay (1917–1997), New Zealand businessman
  • Louise Hay (born 1926), American New Age writer
  • Louise Hay (1935–1989), French-born American mathematician.
  • Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (1599–1660), English courtier
  • Mary Hay (actress) (1901–1957), American stage and screen actress
  • Merle Hay (1896–1917), American soldier
  • Oliver Perry Hay (1846–1930), American palaeontologist
  • Robert Hay (disambiguation), several people
  • Roy Hay (horticulturalist) (1910–1989), English horticultural journalist and broadcaster
  • Roy Hay (musician) (born 1961), British keyboard player
  • Sir Rupert Hay (1893–1962), British Indian Army officer and administrator in British India
  • Samuel Ross Hay (1865–1944), American Methodist bishop
  • Udney Hay (1739–1806), American soldier, politician
  • Wellington Hay (1864–1932), Canadian politician
  • Will Hay (1888–1949), British comic actor
  • William Hay (disambiguation), several people

As aristocratic Scottish family name (see Clan Hay):

  • John Hay, 1st Lord Hay of Yester (c. 1450 – 1508)
  • John Hay, 2nd Lord Hay of Yester (died 1513)
  • John Hay, 3rd Lord Hay of Yester (died 1543)
  • John Hay, 4th Lord Hay of Yester (died 1557)
  • William Hay, 5th Lord Hay of Yester (died 1586)
  • William Hay, 6th Lord Hay of Yester (died 1591)
  • James Hay, 7th Lord Hay of Yester (died 1609)
  • John Hay, 8th Lord Hay of Yester (1593–1653) (became Earl of Tweeddale in 1646)
  • John Hay, 2nd Earl of Tweeddale (1626–1697) (became Marquess of Tweeddale in 1694)
  • John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweeddale (1645–1713)
  • Charles Hay, 3rd Marquess of Tweeddale (1670–1715)
  • John Hay, 4th Marquess of Tweeddale (1695–1762)
  • George Hay, 5th Marquess of Tweeddale (1758–1770)
  • George Hay, 6th Marquess of Tweeddale (1700–1787)
  • George Hay, 7th Marquess of Tweeddale (1753–1804)
  • George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale (1787–1876)
  • Arthur Hay, 9th Marquess of Tweeddale (1824–1878)
  • William Montagu Hay, 10th Marquess of Tweeddale (1826–1911)
  • William George Montagu Hay, 11th Marquess of Tweeddale (1884–1967)
  • David George Montagu Hay, 12th Marquess of Tweeddale (1921–1979)
  • Edward Douglas John Hay, 13th Marquess of Tweeddale (1947–2005)
  • David Hay, 14th Marquess of Tweeddale (born 1947)
  • George Hay, 1st Earl of Kinnoull (died 1634)
  • George Hay, 2nd Earl of Kinnoull (died 1644)
  • George Hay, 3rd Earl of Kinnoull (died 1650)
  • William Hay, 4th Earl of Kinnoull (died 1677)
  • George Hay, 5th Earl of Kinnoull (died 1687)
  • William Hay, 6th Earl of Kinnoull (died 1709)
  • Thomas Hay, 7th Earl of Kinnoull (died 1719)
  • George Henry Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull (1689–1758)
  • Thomas Hay, 9th Earl of Kinnoull (1710–1787)
  • Robert Hay-Drummond, 10th Earl of Kinnoull (1751–1804)
  • Thomas Hay-Drummond, 11th Earl of Kinnoull (1785–1866)
  • George Hay-Drummond, 12th Earl of Kinnoull (1827–1897)
  • Archibald Hay, 13th Earl of Kinnoull (1855–1916)
  • George Hay, 14th Earl of Kinnoull (1902–1938)
  • Arthur Hay, 15th Earl of Kinnoull (1935–2013)
  • Charles Hay, 16th Earl of Kinnoull (born 1962)
  • James Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle (1580–1636)
  • James Hay, 2nd Earl of Carlisle (1612–1660)
  • William Hay, 1st Earl of Erroll (died c. 1462)
  • Nicholas Hay, 2nd Earl of Erroll (died 1470)
  • William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll (died 1507)
  • William Hay, 4th Earl of Erroll (died 1513)
  • William Hay, 5th Earl of Erroll (died 1541)
  • William Hay, 6th Earl of Erroll (c. 1521 – 1541)
  • George Hay, 7th Earl of Erroll (died 1573)
  • Andrew Hay, 8th Earl of Erroll (died 1585)
  • Francis Hay, 9th Earl of Erroll (died 1615)
  • William Hay, 10th Earl of Erroll (died 1636)
  • Gilbert Hay, 11th Earl of Erroll (died 1675)
  • John Hay, 12th Earl of Erroll (died 1704)
  • Charles Hay, 13th Earl of Erroll (died 1717)
  • Mary Hay, 14th Countess of Erroll (died 1758)
  • James Hay, 15th Earl of Erroll (1726–1778)
  • George Hay, 16th Earl of Erroll (1767–1798)
  • William Hay, 17th Earl of Erroll (1772–1819)
  • William George Hay, 18th Earl of Erroll (1801–1846)
  • William Harry Hay, 19th Earl of Erroll (1823–1891)
  • Charles Gore Hay, 20th Earl of Erroll (1852–1927)
  • Victor Alexander Sereld Hay, 21st Earl of Erroll (1876–1928)
  • Josslyn Victor Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll (1901–1941)
  • Diana Denyse Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll (1926–1978)
  • Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Moncreiffe, 24th Earl of Erroll (born 1948)
Hay (song)

"Hay" is the lead single from Crucial Conflict's debut album, The Final Tic. Produced by member Wildstyle, "Hay" became the group's only charting single and their breakthrough hit, peaking at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on July 18, 1996, and helped the album reach gold status less than two months later. It appears to have a sample of Funkadelic's "I'll Stay" from the album Standing on the Verge of Getting It On.

Usage examples of "hay".

Yet he abode with them long, and ate and drank amidst the hay with them till the moon shone brightly.

The British agriculturist thinks that meadow hay is the natural forage for horses and cattle, and for winter turnips are the standby.

Nicolay was away a good deal that summer, in the mountains, trying to rid himself of ague, and John Hay was with Lincoln more than ever.

Muirhead on Presbytery matters which would save him a journey to Kirk Aller, when he was busy with the bog hay.

There had been a haymaking harvest-home which was supposed to give special occasion for mirth, as Sir Alured farmed the land around the park himself, and was great in hay.

He could see fields of good alfalfa hay, all irrigated by the water flowing from the artesian wells and pumped by the windmills.

The mortgage on the farm was nearly due, and the loan payment on the hay baler Biff had bought two years before.

He called the desk, was told that Mister Beery had called twice, called Beery back at the Hay ward Hotel downtown.

But as they passed beyond the ridge east of the cave, the radiant gleam of the rising sun broached the horizon, illuminating the broad plain of standing hay below with an intense golden glow.

A hay meadow stretched out to the east where the little valley was widest, and there were several fenced pastures between the byre and what appeared to be a stable.

She is his deepest innocence in spaces of bough and hay before wishes were given a separate name to warn that they might not come true, and his lithe Parisian daughter of joy, beneath the eternal mirror, forswearing perfumes, capeskin to the armpits, all that is too easy, for his impoverishment and more worthy love.

There was a dark bay mare inside, cobby sort, sixteen hands, facing away from us and munching hay.

Heidi had no difficulty in recognising, for it was her very own bed, with its hay mattress and sheets, and sack for a coverlid, just as she had it up at the hut.

Beyond the flap, an elephant could be heard siphoning hay with a dry rustle over her back, and whining breathily as the cowardie checked her.

I went for a walk with Bettina and Jasper shortly after my talk with Jasper, leaving Tish with the evening paper and Aggie inhaling a cubeb cigarette, her hay fever having threatened a return.