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Straw meaning

straw - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. spread by scattering (" straw" is archaic); " strew toys all over the carpet"
  2. 2. To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.
  3. 3. A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease.
  4. 4. The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.
  5. 5. Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.
  6. 6. Stalk of grain; mass of such stalks.

straw - examples of usage

  1. Her straw hat was in her hand, and a red cloak thrown over one arm. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Wouldn't you be more comfortable in your straw?" - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. All the straw is changing into gold. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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