sewer, sewerage, cloaca(noun)
a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
someone who sews
"a sewer of fine gowns"
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"
one who sews, or stitches
a small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer (Phoxopteris nubeculana)
a drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities
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
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sū′ėr, n. an officer who set down and removed the dishes at a feast. [O. Fr. asseour—asseoir, to set down—L. ad, to, sedēre, to sit. Skeat makes it from M. E. sewen, to set meat, sew, pottage—A.S. seaw, juice.]
sū′ėr, n. an underground passage for draining off water and filth.—ns. Sew′age, refuse carried off by sewers; Sew′erage, the whole sewers of a city: drainage by sewers; Sew′er-gas, the contaminated air of sewers.—Open sewer, a sewer of which the channel is exposed to the air. [O. Fr. seuwiere, a canal—L. ex, out, aqua, water.]
The numerical value of SEWER in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of SEWER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They wanted water and electricity and sewer.
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer
The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.
Life is like a sewer... what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
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Translations for SEWER
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- الصرف الصحيArabic
- clavegueraCatalan, Valencian
- Kanalisation, Näher, NäherinGerman
- alcantarilla, costurero, cosedora, cloaca, costurera, alcantarillado, cosedorSpanish
- viemäri, ompelijaFinnish
- égout, couturier, couturièreFrench
- गंदा नालाHindi
- selokan, gotIndonesian
- chiavica, cloaca, fognatura, fognaItalian
- paipa harihari paru, paipa waiparakaingakiMāori
- naaier, naaister, rioolDutch
- сточная труба, канализация, канализационная труба, коллекторRussian
- stoka, kanalizáciaSlovak
- nägan, hinägan, jinäganVolapük
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