Definitions for SEWERˈsu ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. sewer, sewerage, cloaca(noun)

    a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water

  2. sewer(noun)

    someone who sews

    "a sewer of fine gowns"

  3. gutter, sewer, toilet(noun)

    misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

    "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"

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  1. Sewer(noun)

    one who sews, or stitches

  2. Sewer(noun)

    a small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)

  3. Sewer(noun)

    a drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities

  4. Sewer(noun)

    formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests

  5. Origin: [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF. essevour a drain, essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to flow, LL. exaquatorium a channel through which water runs off. Cf. Ewer, Aquarium.]


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