- A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.
- Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay.
Etymology: AS. meady; akin to mǣd, and to G. matte; prob. also to E. mow. See Mow to cut (grass), and cf. 2d Mead