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Meaning of SEW

Pronunciation:  sou

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  fasten by sewing; do needlework
  2. [v]  create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

SEW is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: run up, sew together, stitch, tailor, tailor-make
 See Also: backstitch, baste, cast on, conjoin, fashion, fasten, fell, finedraw, fix, forge, gather, hem, hemstitch, join, overcast, pucker, quilt, resew, retick, run up, seam, secure, tack, tick, tuck



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sew\, n.[OE. See {Sewer} household officer.]
    Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy. [Obs.] --Gower.
          I will not tell of their strange sewes.  --Chaucer.
  2. \Sew\, v. t. [See {Sue} to follow.]
    To follow; to pursue; to sue. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser.
  3. \Sew\, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si['o]wian,
    s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye,
    Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????,
    Skr. siv. [root]156. Cf. {Seam} a suture, {Suture}.]
    1. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle
       and thread.
             No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old
             garment.                              --Mark ii. 21.
    2. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew
       up a rip.
    3. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew
       money in a bag.
  4. \Sew\, v. i.
    To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.
  5. \Sew\, v. t. [[root]151 b. See {Sewer} a drain.]
    To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish. [Obs.] --Tusser.