What does SEW mean?

Definitions for SEWsoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SEW.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sew, run up, sew together, stitch(verb)

    fasten by sewing; do needlework

  2. sew, tailor, tailor-make(verb)

    create (clothes) with cloth

    "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"


  1. sew(Verb)

    To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.

    Balls were first made of grass or leaves held together by strings, and later of pieces of animal skin sewn together and stuffed with feathers or hay.

  2. sew(Verb)

    To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.

  3. Origin: siwian, from siwjanan, from sīw-. Cognate with Danish sy, Russian шить, Swedish sy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sew(noun)

    juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy

  2. Sew(verb)

    to follow; to pursue; to sue

  3. Sew(verb)

    to unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread

  4. Sew(verb)

    to close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip

  5. Sew(verb)

    to inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag

  6. Sew(verb)

    to practice sewing; to work with needle and thread

  7. Sew(verb)

    to drain, as a pond, for taking the fish

  8. Origin: [See Sue to follow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sew

    sō, v.t. to join or fasten together with a needle and thread.—v.i. to practise sewing.—ns. Sew′er; Sew′ing; Sew′ing-cott′on, cotton thread for sewing; Sew′ing-machine′, a machine for sewing and stitching upon cloth, leather, &c., operated by any power.—Sew up one's stocking, to put one to silence.—Be sewed, or sewed up, to be stranded, of a ship: (coll.) to be brought to a stand-still, to be ruined: to be tipsy. [A.S. síwian, séowian; Old High Ger. siwan, Goth. siujan.]

  2. Sew

    sū, v.t. (Spens.) to follow, to solicit. [Sue.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEW in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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