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sew·er 1

An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman sewere, from Vulgar Latin *exaquāria : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aquāria, feminine of aquārius, pertaining to water (from aqua, water; see akw-ā- in Indo-European roots).]

sew·er 2

A medieval servant who supervised the serving of meals.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman asseour, from asseer, to seat guests, from Latin assidēre, to sit down : ad-, ad- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

sew·er 3

One that sews: a sewer of fine clothing.


(Civil Engineering) a drain or pipe, esp one that is underground, used to carry away surface water or sewage
(Civil Engineering) (tr) to provide with sewers
[C15: from Old French esseveur, from essever to drain, from Vulgar Latin exaquāre (unattested), from Latin ex-1 + aqua water]


(Knitting & Sewing) a person or thing that sews


(Historical Terms) (in medieval England) a servant of high rank in charge of the serving of meals and the seating of guests
[C14: shortened from Anglo-French asseour, from Old French asseoir to cause to sit, from Latin assidēre, from sedēre to sit]


(ˈsu ər)

an artificial conduit, usu. underground, for carrying off waste water and refuse, as in a town or city.
[1375–1425; late Middle English suer(e) < dial. Old French se(u)wiere overflow channel (compare Old French ess(e)ouer(e) ditch) < Vulgar Latin *exaquāria= Latin ex- ex-1 + aqu(a) water + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary; see -er2]
sew′er•less, adj.
sew′er•like`, adj.


(ˈsoʊ ər)

a person or thing that sews.


Past participle: sewered
Gerund: sewering

I sewer
you sewer
he/she/it sewers
we sewer
you sewer
they sewer
I sewered
you sewered
he/she/it sewered
we sewered
you sewered
they sewered
Present Continuous
I am sewering
you are sewering
he/she/it is sewering
we are sewering
you are sewering
they are sewering
Present Perfect
I have sewered
you have sewered
he/she/it has sewered
we have sewered
you have sewered
they have sewered
Past Continuous
I was sewering
you were sewering
he/she/it was sewering
we were sewering
you were sewering
they were sewering
Past Perfect
I had sewered
you had sewered
he/she/it had sewered
we had sewered
you had sewered
they had sewered
I will sewer
you will sewer
he/she/it will sewer
we will sewer
you will sewer
they will sewer
Future Perfect
I will have sewered
you will have sewered
he/she/it will have sewered
we will have sewered
you will have sewered
they will have sewered
Future Continuous
I will be sewering
you will be sewering
he/she/it will be sewering
we will be sewering
you will be sewering
they will be sewering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sewering
you have been sewering
he/she/it has been sewering
we have been sewering
you have been sewering
they have been sewering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sewering
you will have been sewering
he/she/it will have been sewering
we will have been sewering
you will have been sewering
they will have been sewering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sewering
you had been sewering
he/she/it had been sewering
we had been sewering
you had been sewering
they had been sewering
I would sewer
you would sewer
he/she/it would sewer
we would sewer
you would sewer
they would sewer
Past Conditional
I would have sewered
you would have sewered
he/she/it would have sewered
we would have sewered
you would have sewered
they would have sewered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sewer - a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface watersewer - a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
drainpipe, waste pipe, drain - a pipe through which liquid is carried away
sewage system, sewage works, sewer system - facility consisting of a system of sewers for carrying off liquid and solid sewage
2.sewer - someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
baster, tacker - a sewer who fastens a garment with long loose stitches
needleworker - someone who does work (as sewing or embroidery) with a needle
sewing-machine operator - someone who sews by operating a sewing machine
tucker - a sewer who tucks
3.sewer - misfortune resulting in lost effort or moneysewer - misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"
bad luck, ill luck, tough luck, misfortune - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
أَنْبُوبٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْضأنْبوب لِمِياه المَجاريخائِط، خَيّاط
kanálkrejčíodtokový kanálšvadlena
kaalizacijski odvod
holræsisaumari; saumakona
kanalizācijas caurule
odtokový kanál
odvodna cev
cống rãnh


[ˈsjʊəʳ] Nalcantarilla f, albañal m, cloaca f
to have a mind like a sewertener la mente podrida


[ˈsuːər] négout m


nNäher(in) m(f)


n (= pipe)Abwasserleitung for -rohr nt; (= main sewer)Abwasserkanal m; (fig: = smelly place) → Kloake f; sewer gasFaulschlammgas nt; sewer ratWanderratte f; he has a mind like a sewer (inf)er hat eine schmutzige or dreckige (inf)Fantasie or Phantasie


[ˈsjʊəʳ] nfogna


(ˈsjuə) noun
an underground pipe or channel for carrying away water etc from drains.
ˈsewage (-idʒ) noun
waste matter (carried away in sewers).
sewage farm
a place where sewage is treated and disposed of.


أَنْبُوبٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْض kanál kloak Abwasserkanal υπόνομος alcantarilla viemäri égout kaalizacijski odvod fogna 下水 하수구 riool kloakk ściek costureiro сточная труба kloak ท่อน้ำเสีย lağım borusu cống rãnh 排污管
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