Sow Definition

sowed, sowing, sown, sows
verb
sowed, sowing, sown, sows
To sow seed for growing.
Webster's New World
To plant seed in or on (a field, ground, earth, etc.)
Webster's New World
To strew something around or over (an area); distribute something over.
American Heritage
To scatter or plant (seed) for growing.
Webster's New World
To spread or scatter; broadcast, disseminate, or propagate.
To sow hate.
Webster's New World
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noun
sows
An adult female pig.
Webster's New World
An adult female of certain other mammals, as the bear.
Webster's New World
A channel or sluice carrying molten metal from a blast furnace to the molds in which pig bars are cast.
Webster's New World
A large mass of metal that has solidified in this channel.
Webster's New World

(derogatory, slang) A contemptible woman.

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idiom
sow (one's) oats
  • To indulge in sexually promiscuous or dissolute behavior, especially as a young adult.
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Other Word Forms of Sow

Noun

Singular:
sow
Plural:
sows

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Sow

  • sow (one's) oats

Origin of Sow

  • From Middle English sowe, from Old English sugu, from Proto-Germanic *sugō (compare West Frisian sûch, Dutch zeug, Low German Söög, Swedish sugga, Norwegian sugge), from Proto-Indo-European *suhâ‚‚kéhâ‚‚ (compare Welsh hwch (“pig"), Sanskrit सूकर (sÅ«kará, “swine, boar")), from *suhâ‚‚-, *sÅ«- "˜pig' (compare German Sau, Latin sÅ«s, Tocharian B suwo, Ancient Greek á½—Ï‚ (hỹs), Albanian thi, Avestan hÅ« (“boar") [script?]). See also swine.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English sowen, from Old English sāwan, from Proto-Germanic *sÄ“anÄ…, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁-. Compare Dutch zaaien, German säen, Danish sÃ¥.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English sugu Old English sū- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English sowen from Old English sāwan sē- in Indo-European roots

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

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