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Is hay a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word hay is a Scrabble US word. The word hay is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

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Is hay a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word hay is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

H4A1Y4

Is hay a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word hay is a Words With Friends word. The word hay is worth 7 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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You can make 6 words from 'hay' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'hay'

HAY 9YAH 9

2 letters words from 'hay'

AH 5AY 5
HA 5YA 5

All 3 letters words made out of hay

hay ahy hya yha ayh yah

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word hay. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in hay.

Definitions and meaning of hay

hay

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /heɪ/
  • Homophone: hey
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English hey, from Old English hīeġ, from Proto-West Germanic *hawi, from Proto-Germanic *hawją (compare West Frisian hea, Dutch hooi, German Heu, Norwegian høy), from *hawwaną (to hew, cut down). More at hew.

Noun

hay (countable and uncountable, plural hays)

  1. (uncountable) Grass cut and dried for use as animal fodder.
    • Make hay while sunne shines.
    • 1857, Charles Louis Flint, Grasses and Forage Plants: A Practical Treatise []
      Hay may be dried too much as well as too little.
  2. (countable) Any mix of green leafy plants used for fodder.
  3. (slang) Cannabis; marijuana.
    • 1947, William Burroughs, letter, 19 Feb 1947:
      I would like some of that hay. Enclose $20.
  4. A net set around the haunt of an animal, especially a rabbit.
Derived terms
Translations
Further reading
  • hay on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

hay (third-person singular simple present hays, present participle haying, simple past and past participle hayed)

  1. To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
  2. To lay snares for rabbits.
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Translations

See also

  • bale
  • straw

Etymology 2

From Middle English haye, heye, a conflation of Old English heġe (hedge, fence) and Old English ġehæġ (an enclosed piece of land).

Noun

hay (plural hays)

  1. (obsolete) A hedge.
  2. (obsolete) A net placed around the lair or burrow of an animal.
  3. (obsolete) An enclosure, haw.
  4. (obsolete) A circular country dance.
    • 1594, Christopher Marlowe, Edward II, London: William Jones,[1]
      My men like Satyres grazing on the lawnes,
      Shall with their Goate feete daunce an antick hay,
    • c. 1594, William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Act V, Scene 1,[2]
      I’ll make one in a dance, or so; or I will play
      On the tabour to the Worthies, and let them dance the hay.

Etymology 3

From the sound it represents, by analogy with other letters such as kay and gay. The expected form in English if the h had survived in the Latin name of the letter "h", .

Noun

hay (plural hays)

  1. The letter for the h sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • aitch, the Latin letter for this sound

Anagrams

  • AYH, YHA, Yah, yah

Lushootseed

Alternative forms

  • haya

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haɪ/

Verb

hay

  1. to know

Malagasy

Etymology 1

Interjection

hay

  1. truly!, indeed!

Etymology 2

Participle

hay

  1. possible
  2. known

Etymology 3

Noun

hay

  1. (dialectal) burning

Etymology 4

Adjective

hay

  1. (of land) exposed, bare

Etymology 5

Noun

hay

  1. (Tankarana) an insect which damages rice crops

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

hay (plural hayes)

  1. Alternative form of haye (net)

Etymology 2

Interjection

hay

  1. Alternative form of hey (hey)

Etymology 3

Noun

hay (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of hey (hay)

Etymology 4

Pronoun

hay

  1. Alternative form of he (they)

Etymology 5

Noun

hay

  1. Alternative form of heye (hedge)

Etymology 6

Verb

hay

  1. Alternative form of haven (to have)

Middle French

Verb

hay

  1. first-person singular present indicative of hayr

Somali

Verb

hay

  1. to hold

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish ha ý (it has there) (compare Catalan hi ha and French il y a), from ha, third-person singular present of aver (to have), + ý, from Latin ibī (there).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈai/, [ˈai̯]
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Homophone: ay

Verb

hay

  1. (impersonal) Present indicative form of haber, there is, there are

Derived terms

  • no hay mal que por bien no venga
  • no hay quien

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [haj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [haj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ha(ː)j˧˧]

Etymology 1

Cognate with Arem hɪː ("to understand").

Verb

hay • (𫨩)

  1. (archaic or literary) to know; to get to know; to learn
    • Hồi mẹ nó ẵm về nước, bà nội nó nói mua cho cái vé khứ hồi, tới hồi ra sân bay về lại Hàn Quốc thì mới hay cái vé đi có một chiều.
      When his mother carried him in her arms back to Vietnam, his paternal grandmother said they had bought a return ticket for her, but she realised it was only a one-way ticket when she was at the airport, trying to return to Korea.
  2. (‘hay’ + verb) to have a habit of (doing something)
Usage notes
  • The sense of “to know” is now mostly used in fixed expressions, such as đến đâu hay đến đó and cho hay (to inform), in the non-literary language.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Adjective

hay • (𫨩)

  1. exciting, interesting, good
    Antonyms: dở, tệ

Derived terms

Etymology 3

Conjunction

hay () (咍)

  1. or
Derived terms
See also
  • hoặc

Walloon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /haj/

Interjection

hay

  1. go, let us go

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to convert cut dried grass into fodder.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)