- 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 of sewerMiddle English from Middle French esseweur from essever, to drain off from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exaquare from Classical Latin ex, out + aqua, water: see island
Origin of sewerME, aphetic from Anglo-French asseour from Old French asseoir, to seat, cause to sit from Classical Latin assidere, to sit by from ad-, to + sedere, to sit
Origin of sewerMiddle 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 of sewerMiddle 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.
From Anglo-Norman sewere (“water-course"), from Old French sewiere (“overflow channel for a fishpond"), from Vulgar Latin *exaquÄria (“drain for carrying water off"), from Latin ex (“out of, from") with aquÄria.
- (now historical) A servant attending at a meal, responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes etc.
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