What does SEWER mean?

Definitions for SEWERˈsu ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SEWER.

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"

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

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sewer

    sū′ėr, n. an officer who set down and removed the dishes at a feast. [O. Fr. asseourasseoir, 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.]

  2. Sewer

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEWER in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SEWER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ronald Cooke:

    They wanted water and electricity and sewer.

  2. John Madden:

    The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer

  3. John Madden:

    The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.

  4. Wilson Mizner:

    Hollywood is a sewer with service from the Ritz Carlton.

  5. Gerald Benjamin:

    The institutional reputation is in the sewer, and can't go lower.

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