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meadow Syllabification: mead·ow
Pronunciation: /ˈmedō/

Definition of meadow in English:


1A piece of grassland, especially one used for hay.
Example sentences
  • Soon they were ready to leave the meadow but they all knew something was missing.
  • Of the positive environmental impacts, the most noticeable are the rich cultural biotopes, such as meadows and pastures, created by slash-and-burn cultivation.
  • Here the visitor can explore 60 acres of meadows, woods and gardens, studded with a dozen pavilions designed by sculptor Erwin Heerich.
1.1A piece of low ground near a river.
Example sentences
  • The early morning mist covered the forest, as if a white cloud had landed onto the silvery-blue fir-trees and blooming meadows near the river.
  • The Teshekpuk area, a network of wet meadows, river deltas, coastal lagoons and small ponds, is the prime calving grounds for a 25,000-strong caribou herd.
  • They stood, looking down into the valley and the river flanked by green meadows and trees.


Example sentences
  • Low-slung and innocuous-looking, the control structures sit in the middle of a meadowy expanse, resembling modest bridges and culverts more than the crucial floodgates they are.
  • Before me, the meadowy plains lay open under the restless sky.
  • Get as wild as you want - from meadowy plots to dynamic gardens stocked with waterfalls, trails, and benches.


Old English mǣdwe, oblique case of mǣd (see mead2), from the Germanic base of mow2.

Words that rhyme with meadow

eddo, Edo, semifreddo
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