Definitions for SOWsoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sowsoʊ(v.)sowed, sown; sowed, sow•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. to scatter seed over (land, earth, etc.) for the purpose of growth.

    Category: Agriculture

  3. to implant, introduce, or promulgate; disseminate:

    to sow distrust or dissension.

  4. to strew or sprinkle with anything.

  5. (v.i.)to sow seed, as for the production of a crop.

    Category: Agriculture

Idioms for sow:

  1. sow one's wild oats,to have a youthful fling at reckless, indiscreet behavior.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of sow:

bef. 900; ME; OE sāwan, c. OS sāian, OHG sā(w)en, ON sā, Go saian; akin to seed , L sēmen seed, serere to sow



  1. an adult female swine.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. the adult female of various other animals, as the bear.

    Category: Zoology

  3. a large oblong mass of iron that has solidified in the common channel through which the molten metal flows to the smaller channels where the pigs solidify. the common channel itself.

    Category: Metallurgy

Origin of sow:

bef. 900; ME sowe, OE sugu, c. OS suga

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sow(verb)

    an adult female hog

  2. sow, seed(verb)

    place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

    "She sowed sunflower seeds"

  3. sow(verb)

    introduce into an environment

    "sow suspicion or beliefs"

  4. inseminate, sow, sow in(verb)

    place seeds in or on (the ground)

    "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sow(verb)

    to sew. See Sew

  2. Sow(noun)

    the female of swine, or of the hog kind

  3. Sow(noun)

    a sow bug

  4. Sow(noun)

    a channel or runner which receives the rows of molds in the pig bed

  5. Sow(noun)

    the bar of metal which remains in such a runner

  6. Sow(noun)

    a mass of solidified metal in a furnace hearth; a salamander

  7. Sow(noun)

    a kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place, sapping and mining the wall, or the like

  8. Sow(verb)

    to scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate

  9. Sow(verb)

    to scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle

  10. Sow(verb)

    to scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; -- literally or figuratively


  1. Sow

    Sow is the musical project of Anna Wildsmith. Raymond Watts, for a time Wildsmith's boyfriend, was also heavily involved in the production of the major releases.

Anagrams of SOW

  1. OSW

Translations for SOW

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to scatter over, or put in, the ground

I sowed lettuce in this part of the garden.

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