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Related to sowing: sowing wild oats
v. sowed, sown (sōn) or sowed, sow·ing, sows
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.
To scatter seed for growing.
sow (one's) oats/wild oats
To indulge in sexually promiscuous or dissolute behavior, especially as a young adult.
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.
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.
a. the act of scattering seeds on land so that they may grow
b. (as modifier): the sowing season.
2. (Agriculture) (as modifier): the sowing season.
3. the act of spreading or introducing doubts, confusion, dissension, etc