Pronunciation: (hā), [key]
1. grass, clover, alfalfa, etc., cut and dried for use as forage.
2. grass mowed or intended for mowing.
3. Slang.
a. a small sum of money: Twenty dollars an hour for doing very little certainly ain't hay.
b. money: A thousand dollars for a day's work is a lot of hay!
4. Slang.marijuana.
5. a roll in the hay, Slang.sexual intercourse.
6. hit the hay, go to bed: It got to be past midnight before anyone thought of hitting the hay.
7. in the hay, in bed; retired, esp. for the night: By ten o'clock he's in the hay.
8. make hay of, to scatter in disorder; render ineffectual: The destruction of the manuscript made hay of two years of painstaking labor.
9. make 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.

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

to cut grass, clover, or the like, and store for use as forage.


Pronunciation: (hā), [key]
John Milton, 1838–1905, U.S. statesman and author.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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