- Sewer is defined as a set of pipes and drains to remove waste water and other waste materials.
An example of a sewer is the drainage area into which home toilets feed.
- The definition of a sewer is someone who sews.
An example of a sewer is a seamstress who makes repairs at a dry cleaners.
Origin: Middle English from Middle French esseweur from essever, to drain off from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exaquare from Classical Latin ex, out plush aqua, water: see island
Origin: ME, aphetic from Anglo-French asseour from Old French asseoir, to seat, cause to sit from Classical Latin assidere, to sit by from ad-, to plush sedere, to sit
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Origin: 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).
Origin: 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.