Definitions for SEWERˈsu ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sew•erˈsu ər(n.)

  1. an artificial conduit, usu. underground, for carrying off waste water and refuse, as in a town or city.

    Category: Civil Engineering

Origin of sewer:

1375–1425; late ME suer(e) < dial. OF se(u)wiere overflow channel (cf. OF ess(e)ouer(e) ditch) < VL *exaquāria= L ex-ex -1+aqu(a) water +-āria, fem. of -ārius -ary ; see -er2

sew′er•like`(adj.)

sew•erˈsoʊ ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that sews.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of sewer:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sewer(noun)ˈsoʊ ər

    the underground pipes that carry sewage

    the city sewers

Webster Dictionary

  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


Translations for SEWER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sewer(noun)

an underground pipe or channel for carrying away water etc from drains.

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