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hay1 British & World English

Grass that has been mown and dried for use as fodder

hay2 British & World English

A country dance with interweaving steps similar to a reel

Hay, John Milton British & World English

(1838–1905), US diplomat and writer. He was US ambassador to Great Britain 1897–98, and then, as US secretary of state 1898–1905, he negotiated the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty (1901), which made possible the construction of the Panama Canal

Hay, Will British & World English

(1888–1949), English actor and comedian; full name William Thomson Hay. He is remembered for his screen characterizations of incompetent authority figures. His films include Oh, Mr Porter! (1937) and My Learned Friend (1944)

make hay British & World English

Make good use of an opportunity while it lasts

Hay diet British & World English

A diet in which carbohydrates are eaten at separate times from fruit and proteins, in the belief that this aids digestion

hay fever British & World English

An allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing running at the nose and watery eyes

hay fork British & World English

A farm tool with typically three prongs, used for lifting hay or straw

a roll in the hay British & World English

An act of sexual intercourse

make hay in hay1 British & World English

Make good use of an opportunity while it lasts

hayloft British & World English

A loft over a stable used for storing hay or straw

hayrick British & World English

Another term for haystack.

hayseed British & World English

Grass seed obtained from hay

hayfield British & World English

A field where grass is grown for making into hay

haymaking British & World English

The activity of making hay from grass grown for fodder

make hay while the sun shines in hay1 British & World English

Make good use of an opportunity while it lasts

a roll in the hay in roll British & World English

An act of sexual intercourse

William Thomson Hay in Hay, Will British & World English

(1888–1949), English actor and comedian; full name William Thomson Hay. He is remembered for his screen characterizations of incompetent authority figures. His films include Oh, Mr Porter! (1937) and My Learned Friend (1944)