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MOW'ING, ppr. Putting into a mow.

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MOW'ING, ppr. Putting into a mow.


  1. The act of cutting with a sythe.
  2. Land from which grass is cut.

MOW'ING, ppr.1

Putting into a mow.

MOW'ING, ppr.2

Cutting down with a sythe.

  1. The act of one who, or the operation of that which, mows.
  2. Land from which grass is cut; meadow land.

    Mowing machine, an agricultural machine armed with knives or blades for cutting standing grass, etc. It is drawn by a horse or horses, or propelled by steam.

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MOW'ING, participle present tense Putting into a mow.

MOWING, participle present tense Cutting down with scythe.

MOWING, noun The act of cutting with a scythe.

1. Land from which grass is cut.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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EQUIV'ALENT, a. Equal in value or worth. In barter, the goods given are supposed to be equivalent to the goods received. Equivalent in value or worth, is tautological.

1. Equal in force, power or effect. A steam engine may have force or power equivalent to that of thirty horses.

2. Equal in moral force, cogency or effect on the mind. Circumstantial evidence may be almost equivalent to full proof.

3. Of the same import or meaning. Friendship and amity are equivalent terms.

For now to serve and to minister, servile and ministerial, are terms equivalent.

Equivalent propositions in logic are called also equipollent.

4. Equal in excellence or moral worth.

EQUIV'ALENT, n. That which is equal in value, weight, dignity or force, with something else. The debtor cannot pay his creditor in money, but he will pay him an equivalent. Damages in money cannot be an equivalent for the loss of a limb.

1. In chimistry, equivalent is the particular weight or quantity of any substance which is necessary to saturate any other with which it can combine. It is ascertained that chimical combinations are definite, that is, the same body always enters into combination in the same weight, or if it can combine with a particular body in more than one proportion, the higher proportion is always a multiple of the lower.

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