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Meaning of SEWER

Pronunciation:  'soour or 'sowur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
  2. [n]  someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"

SEWER is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cloaca, sewerage
 See Also: baster, drain, drainpipe, needleworker, sewage system, sewage works, sewer system, sewing-machine operator, tacker, tucker, waste pipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sew"er\, n.
    1. One who sews, or stitches.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews
       together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the
       apple-leaf sewer ({Phoxopteris nubeculana})
  2. \Sew"er\, n. [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex
    out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF. essevour a drain,
    essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to
    flow, LL. exaquatorium a channel through which water runs
    off. Cf. {Ewer}, {Aquarium}.]
    A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground;
    a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
  3. \Sew"er\, n. [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour,
    F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere to sit by; ad +
    sedere to sit (cf. {Sit}); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce,
    boiled meat, AS. se['a]w juice, Skr. su to press out.]
    Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on
    and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water
    for the hands of the guests.
          Then the sewer Poured water from a great and golden
          ewer, That from their hands to a silver caldron ran.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a sewer in your dream means putrid conditions and old relationships. It suggests that something needs to be cleaned up or immediately changed.