- 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.
sew +"Ž -er