sower


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sow 1

 (sō)
v. sowed, sown (sōn) or sowed, sow·ing, sows
v.tr.
1. To scatter (seed) over the ground for growing.
2. To scatter seed over (land, for example).
3. To strew something around or over (an area); distribute something over: "The yard was sown with cement sculpture" (Ashley Warlick).
4. To propagate; disseminate: sow rumors.
v.intr.
To scatter seed for growing.
Idiom:
sow (one's) oats/wild oats
To indulge in sexually promiscuous or dissolute behavior, especially as a young adult.

[Middle English sowen, from Old English sāwan; see sē- in Indo-European roots.]

sow′er n.

sow 2

 (sou)
n.
1.
a. An adult female pig, especially one that has had at least one litter.
b. The adult female of several other animals, such as the bear.
2.
a. A channel that conducts molten iron to the molds in a pig bed.
b. The mass of metal solidified in such a channel or mold.

[Middle English, from Old English sugu and Old English ; see sū- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sower - someone who sows
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
Translations

sower

[ˈsəʊəʳ] Nsembrador(a) m/f

sower

n (= person)Säer(in) m(f), → Sämann m; (= machine)Sämaschine f; a sower of doubtein Mensch, der Zweifel verbreitet

sower

[ˈsəʊəʳ] n (person) → seminatore/trice; (machine) → seminatrice f
References in classic literature ?
But the sower watched the young rice-shoots grow up without fear, and the traders came and went, departed lean and returned fat into the river of peace.
GO, speed the stars of Thought On to their shining goals;-- The sower scatters broad his seed, The wheat thou strew'st be souls.
Thus for sixteen days I saw from my window a hundred men at work like busy husbandmen, with teams and horses and apparently all the implements of farming, such a picture as we see on the first page of the almanac; and as often as I looked out I was reminded of the fable of the lark and the reapers, or the parable of the sower, and the like; and now they are all gone, and in thirty days more, probably, I shall look from the same window on the pure sea-green Walden water there, reflecting the clouds and the trees, and sending up its evaporations in solitude, and no traces will appear that a man has ever stood there.
I will explain to you the statue of Saint Christopher, the symbol of the sower, and that of the two angels which are on the front of the Sainte-Chapelle, and one of which holds in his hands a vase, the other, a cloud--"
"Hump, do you know the parable of the sower who went forth to sow?
After this Zarathustra returned again into the mountains to the solitude of his cave, and withdrew himself from men, waiting like a sower who hath scattered his seed.
Denham, and on his tombstone I had that verse from the Psalms put, about the sowers and the seed.
They are the sowers, their sons shall be the reapers, and their sons, in the ordinary course of things, must yield the possession of the harvest to new competitors with keener eyes and stronger frames.
First, certain persons that are sowers of suits; which make the court swell, and the country pine.
The Gospel explains the meaning of the parable of the Sower. All the types of soil are recipients of God's seed, God's word.
In the evening a traditional Thanksgiving service was held when Phil spoke about the parable of the sower and having faith in God, Sue read the Bible.
"The sower sows the seed with complete generosity and utter abandon.