[strɔː] or [strɔ]


(noun.) a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth.

(noun.) plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder.

(verb.) cover or provide with or as if with straw; 'cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm'.

(adj.) of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored .

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(v. t.) To spread or scatter. See Strew, and Strow.

(n.) A stalk or stem of certain species of grain, pulse, etc., especially of wheat, rye, oats, barley, more rarely of buckwheat, beans, and pease.

(n.) The gathered and thrashed stalks of certain species of grain, etc.; as, a bundle, or a load, of rye straw.

(n.) Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing; a mere trifle.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. Stalk (of grain after being thrashed).

Checked by Harlan


n. the stalk on which corn grows and from which it is thrashed: a quantity of these when thrashed: anything worthless the least possible thing.—ns. Straw′berry the delicious and fragrant fruit of any of the species of the genus Fragaria the plant itself; Straw′berry-leaf a symbolic ornament on the coronets of dukes marquises and earls—in pl. a dukedom; Straw′berry-mark a soft reddish n鎣us or birth-mark; Straw′berry-tree a species of Arbutus which produces a fruit resembling the strawberry; Straw′-board a kind of mill-board or thick card-board made of straw after it has been boiled with lime or soda to soften it; Straw′-col′our the colour of dry straw a delicate yellow.—adj. Straw′-col′oured of the colour of dry straw of a delicate yellowish colour.—ns. Straw′-cut′ter an instrument for chopping straw for fodder; Straw′-embroi′dery embroidery done by sewing straw on net; Straw′-house a house for holding thrashed straw; Straw′ing (slang) the sale of straws on the streets in order to cover the giving to the purchaser of things forbidden to be sold as indecent books &c.; Straw′-plait a narrow band of plaited wheat-straw used in making straw hats bonnets &c.; Straw′-stem the fine stem of a wine-glass pulled out from the material of the bowl instead of being attached separately: a wine-glass having such a stem.—adj. Straw′y made of or like straw.—Man of straw (see under Man).

Edited by Everett

Unserious Contents or Definition

If you dream of straw, your life is threatened with emptiness and failure. To see straw piles burning, is a signal of prosperous times. To feed straw to stock, foretells that you will make poor provisions for those depending upon you.

Typist: Theodore


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