Sewer Definition

so͝oər
sewers
noun
sewers
A pipe or drain, usually underground, used to carry off water and waste matter.
Webster's New World
A medieval servant of high rank in charge of serving meals and seating guests.
Webster's New World
A person or thing that sews.
Webster's New World

A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk.

The apple-leaf sewer, Phoxopteris nubeculana.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
seweragecloacaneedlewomanneedlertoiletguttersanitary provisionssewage systemconduitdrainsewage disposalcity sewerleach fielddry welldrainage tube
verb
sewers
To clean or maintain sewers.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Sewer

Noun

Singular:
sewer
Plural:
sewers

Origin of Sewer

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman sewere from Vulgar Latin exaquāria Latin ex- ex- Latin aquāria feminine of aquārius pertaining to water (from aqua water akw-ā- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman sewere (“water-course"), from Old French sewiere (“overflow channel for a fishpond"), from Vulgar Latin *exaquāria (“drain for carrying water off"), from Latin ex (“out of, from") with aquāria.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Anglo-Norman asseour, from Old French asseoir (“find a seat for"), from Latin assidÄ“re, present active participle of assideō (“attend to"), from ad (“to, towards, at") + sedeō (“sit").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman asseour from asseer to seat guests from Latin assidēre to sit down ad- ad- sedēre to sit sed- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • sew +"Ž -er

    From Wiktionary

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