Associations to the word «Straw»


STRAW, noun. (countable) A dried stalk of a cereal plant.
STRAW, noun. (uncountable) Such dried stalks considered collectively.
STRAW, noun. (countable) A drinking straw.
STRAW, noun. A pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
STRAW, noun. (figurative) Anything proverbially worthless; the least possible thing.
STRAW, adjective. Made of straw.
STRAW, adjective. Of a pale, yellowish beige colour, like that of a dried straw.
STRAW, proper noun. A surname​.
STRAW BAIL, noun. (US) (slang) Worthless bail, as given by irresponsible persons.
STRAW BID, noun. (US) (slang) A worthless bid; a bid for a contract which the bidder is unable or unwilling to fulfill.
STRAW BOSS, noun. (US) A worker acting as a supervisor of other workers
STRAW BOSSES, noun. Plural of straw boss
STRAW DONOR, noun. (US) A person who makes political contributions provided by an anonymous third party
STRAW HAT, noun. A stiff hat, with a flat crown and a brim, made from woven straw.
STRAW HATS, noun. Plural of straw hat
STRAW IN THE WIND, noun. Premonitory sign.
STRAW ITCH, noun. Grain itch
STRAW LILY, noun. Uvularia sessilifolia, native to much of eastern North America.
STRAW LILY, noun. Clintonia borealis, native to cooler temperate regions of northeastern North America.
STRAW MAN, noun. A doll or scarecrow (particularly one stuffed with straw).
STRAW MAN, noun. An insubstantial concept, idea, endeavor or argument, particularly one deliberately set up to be weakly supported, so that it can be easily knocked down; especially to impugn the strength of any related thing or idea.
STRAW MAN, noun. An innocuous person or someone of nominal or lesser importance, as a front man or straw boss.
STRAW MAN, verb. To falsely attribute an insubstantial argument (a straw man argument) to another through direct declaration or indirect implication
STRAW MEN, noun. Plural of straw man
STRAW MUSHROOM, noun. A small, edible mushroom used primarily in the cuisines of East and Southeast Asia, Volvariella volvacea
STRAW MUSHROOMS, noun. Plural of straw mushroom
STRAW NAIL, noun. (construction) A long-shanked nail sometimes used for fastening over tile at hips and ridges.
STRAW NAILS, noun. Plural of straw nail
STRAW POLL, noun. (idiomatic) A survey of opinion which is unofficial, casual, or ad hoc.
STRAW POLLS, noun. Plural of straw poll
STRAW SHOE, noun. A professional false witness hired by an unscrupulous attorney. Such a man would frequent the vicinity of a courthouse and show his intention and availability by a straw sticking from one of his shoes.
STRAW SHOES, noun. Plural of straw shoe
STRAW THAT STIRS THE DRINK, noun. (idiomatic) (almost always preceded by the) The person who stimulates or inspires a group; the major factor affecting a trend or set of developments.
STRAW TICK, noun. A bed mattress made from a coarse cotton material, or shoddy, and filled with (usually) straw.
STRAW TICK, noun. Also used to refer to the empty mattress bag.

Dictionary definition

STRAW, noun. Plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder.
STRAW, noun. Material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds.
STRAW, noun. A variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white.
STRAW, noun. A thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth.
STRAW, verb. Cover or provide with or as if with straw; "cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm".
STRAW, verb. Spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet".
STRAW, adjective. Of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca