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
A sewer under the city.
- 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 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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sewer - Medical Definition
- The city has a sewer-farm of S30 acres which the charter forbids it to sell.
- The finer clays, also, are mainly shipped from the state in natural form, but in the manufacture of sewer-pipe and fire-brick, Missouri is a very prominent state.
- It has various manufactures, including gypsum, plaster, oatmeal, brick and tile, sewer pipe, pottery, foundry and machine-shop products, and shoes.
- As far back as 1777-1799 the Georgsstollen was cut through the mountains from the east of Klausthal westward to Grund, a distance of 4 m.; but this proving insufficient, another sewer, the Ernst-Auguststollen, no less than 14 m.
- The council may also complain to the county council that the district council have failed to sewer their parish or provide a proper water-supply, or generally to enforce the provisions of the Burial Acts; and upon such complaint, if ascertained to be well founded, the county council may transfer to themselves the powers and duties of the district council, or may appoint a competent person to perform such powers and duties.