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Straw appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • straw warts
  • Didi won straw warts, now I did.
  • Straw? No, too stupid a fad, I put soot on warts.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun straw:


The word straw is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun straw

What does straw mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: straws

  1. plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: plant fiber / plant fibre = fiber derived from plants
    • substance of: cushioning / padding = artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
  2. material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
  3. a variable yellow tint; dull yellow, often diluted with white
  4. a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of straw: drinking straw
    • more generic words: tube / tubing = conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases

Definition of the adjective straw

What does straw mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. of a pale yellow color like straw; straw-colored

Definition of the verb straw

What does straw mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: strawed | strawing | straws

  1. cover or provide with or as if with straw
    • example: cows were strawed to weather the snowstorm
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  2. spread by scattering (
    • example: straw
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of straw: strew
    • more generic words: distribute / spread = distribute or disperse widely
    • more specific words:
      • bestrew = cover by strewing
      • litter = make a place messy by strewing garbage around


Straw were an English pop band that released one album, Shoplifting, in 1999.


"Straw" is a musical album of Mental Destruction.

  • released in (20 years ago)


Straw is a fictional character from the 2003 film The Reckoning.


  1. Straw is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 57. It is in the Magherafelt District Council area.
  2. Straw a.k.a. Straw, Kentucky: Straw is an unincorporated community located in Edmonson County, Kentucky, United States.


  1. Straw is an agricultural by-product, the dry stalks of cereal plants, after the grain and chaff have been removed. Straw makes up about half of the yield of cereal crops such as barley, oats, rice, rye and wheat. It has many uses, including fuel, livestock bedding and fodder, thatching and basket-making. It is usually gathered and stored in a straw bale, which is a bundle of straw tightly bound with twine or wire. Bales may be square, rectangular, or round, depending on the type of baler used.
    • also known as 秸秆
  2. Straw is a colour, a tone of pale yellow, the colour of straw.
  3. Straw is an Arabian-nights-themed card game designed by Richard James and published by Alderac Entertainment Group in 2008, with artwork by Octographics. The game is packaged with a rule book in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, but the cards are common using numbers and symbols instead of text.
  4. Straw: A cryopreservation straw is a small storage device used for the cryogenic storage of liquid samples, often in a biobank or collection of sample. Their most common application is for storage of sperm for in-vitro fertilization.
  5. Straw a.k.a. Deadgrass: A dog coat color that can range from faded tan to dull straw.
  6. Straw is made by drying Grass.

Phrases with Straw

Phrases starting with the word Straw:

  1. straw hat
  2. straw man
  3. Straw Tun
  4. straw boss
  5. Straw Nail
  6. straw poll
  7. Straw Shoe
  8. Straw Tick
  9. straw vote
  10. straw wine
  11. Straw donor
  12. straw-colored

Phrases ending with the word Straw:

  1. Bang Straw
  2. last straw
  3. Bendy Straw
  4. Final Straw
  5. Onion Straw
  6. Silly Straw
  7. Cheese straw
  8. Man of Straw

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Straw

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Google previewNotes, Explanatory and Practical, on the Gospels (1857)

by Albert Barnes

Hast not strawed. The word straw means to scatter — as men scatter seed in sowing it. It may mean also ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Straw, straw, 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, thedelicious and fragrant fruitof any ofthe species of the genus ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

woven straw, natural or synthetic. leghorn s. (leg horn or leg ern). Finely plaited straw made from kind of wheat, cut green and bleached. Named for Leghorn ( English name for Livorno), Italy, where exported. linen s. Any smooth, closely woven ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* STRAW ...

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Quotes about Straw

A straw vote only shows which way the hot air blows. (O. Henry)
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Scrabble value of S1T1R1A1W4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of STRAW

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  • W STAR

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