Definitions for SEWsoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sewsoʊ(v.)sewed, sewn; sewed, sew•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to join or attach by stitches.

    Category: Clothing

  2. to make, repair, etc., by such means:

    She sewed her own wedding gown.

    Category: Clothing

  3. to enclose or secure with stitches:

    to sew flour in a bag.

    Category: Clothing

  4. to close (a hole, wound, etc.) by means of stitches (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Clothing

  5. (v.i.)to work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.

    Category: Clothing

  6. sew up, Informal. to get, have, accomplish, or control successfully or completely:

    to sew up a deal; to sew up votes at a convention.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal

Origin of sew:

bef. 900; ME; OE siw(i)an, c. OFris siā, OHG siuwan, ON sȳja, Go siujan, L suere (see suture ); akin to seam


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?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sew(verb)ʊ

    to use a needle and thread to make or fix

    He sewed the hole in his sleeve.; kids learning to sew; I'll sew it up for you.


  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

Anagrams of SEW

  1. Wes

Translations for SEW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make, stitch or attach with thread, using a needle

She sewed the pieces together; Have you sewn my button on yet?

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