How Do You Spell MOW?

Pronunciation: [mˈə͡ʊ] (IPA)

The word "mow" is spelled with the letters M-O-W. It is pronounced /maʊ/ in IPA phonetic transcription. The "m" is pronounced as usual, while the "ow" is pronounced like the word "cow." This spelling can be confusing, as the same letter combination can also be pronounced as "oh" in words like "bow" or "row." However, context can usually help determine the correct pronunciation. The word "mow" is most commonly used as a verb meaning to cut grass or other vegetation with a tool like a blade or a scythe.

MOW Meaning and Definition

The verb "mow" refers to the action of cutting or trimming grass, vegetation, or any other growth near ground level using a tool called a mower. Typically, a mower is a machine equipped with rotating blades designed to efficiently and evenly cut the grass or plants in a designated area, such as a lawn or a field.

When someone mows a lawn or a patch of land, they stride or move across the area, systematically guiding the mower to execute a cutting motion. This activity aims to maintain the appearance of the lawn or to control the growth of vegetation in an orderly and controlled manner. Mowing often involves pushing or maneuvering the mower in a steady and regular pattern to achieve a uniform cut.

The word "mow" can also be used in noun form, referring to the aftermath of the cutting process, such as the area of grass that has been recently trimmed or collected after mowing. Additionally, "mow" can be used figuratively to describe the act of reaping or removing something swiftly or efficiently, much like cutting grass.

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Etymology of MOW

The word "mow" has its origins in Middle English, where it was spelled as "mouwen". It can be traced back further to the Old English word "māwan", which means "to mow" or "to cut with a scythe". This Old English word is derived from the Proto-Germanic word "mēan", which carries the same meaning. The origins of "mow" can be linked to the Proto-Indo-European root word "*meh₁-" or "*meh₂-", which means "to mow" or "to mow grass". The word has retained its original meaning throughout its evolution and is commonly used to describe the act of cutting grass or crops with a scythe or machine.

Idioms with the word MOW

  • mow down sb/sth To "mow down someone or something" is an idiomatic expression that implies violently or forcefully knocking someone or something to the ground, usually by running over them with a vehicle or using excessive force.
  • mow sm or sth down The idiom "mow someone or something down" typically refers to the act of forcefully or violently moving through an area, causing destruction or harm to people or objects in the process. It implies a rapid and destructive action that metaphorically resembles mowing down grass with a lawnmower.
  • mow down The idiom "mow down" means to defeat or kill a large number of people or things quickly and indiscriminately, typically with great force or violence. It can also refer to the act of rapidly driving through or over something, such as pedestrians or obstacles, without stopping or slowing down.
  • mow the lawn The idiom "mow the lawn" means to cut the grass or trim the vegetation in a yard or outdoor space using a lawnmower or similar equipment. It is often used metaphorically to imply completing a task or fulfilling a duty or responsibility.
  • mow one’s lawn The idiom "mow one's lawn" typically means to take care of one's own responsibilities or affairs, usually referring to personal matters or tasks that need attention or completion. It is often used metaphorically to imply attending to one's own concerns before concerning oneself with others.

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Plural form of MOW is MOWS

Conjugate verb Mow


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