from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tract of grassland, either in its natural state or used as pasture or for growing hay.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A field or pasture; a piece of land covered or cultivated with grass, usually intended to be mown for hay; an area of low lying vegetation, especially near a river.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
- n. Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low, level tract of land under grass, and generally mown annually or oftener for hay; also, a piece of grass-land in general, whether used for the raising of hay or as pasture-land.
- n. A feeding-ground of fish, as cod.
- n. An icefield or floe on which seals herd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a field where grass or alfalfa are grown to be made into hay
Alone in rural Texas and with barely anything to eat, she retreats further and further into the world of her imagination – a world where she converses with fireflies and dismembered Barbie doll heads, a world where the meadow is the bottom of the ocean and a great shark swims about, a world where ghosts and frightening Bog Men are on the loose.
But a meadow is a delicate embroidery in colors, which you must examine closely to understand all its merits; the nearer you are, the better.
In the “Meadow” suite, the bed in the center of the meadow is surrounded by a canopy of trees under the “New Moon.”
If the meadow is turned into anything except a meadow, it should be an outdoor wedding chapel for those couples TRULY in love!!!
I vote most of the dialogue from the high mountain meadow between Rooster Cogburn and Lucky Ned Pepper just before the horseback shootout in True Grit.
The meadow is chapter 12 (“Balancing”) and chapter 13 (“Confessions”).
How can you feel discouraged when sitting on a beautiful mountain meadow, looking at a high country lake with bald eagles flying around you?!
The bend meadow is in no hurry; it will take corn, I guess.
The church, which was divided by a meadow from the parsonage, was an ugly, whitewashed building, not unlike a large barn, with a little one joined to it at one end; it bore marks of having once been a Catholic place of worship, though the stone carved work was grievously defaced, and the stained glass remained in the windows only in fragments.
But it does not limit itself to just watery areas it is know to live in grasslands, which is why it is sometimes called the meadow frog.