What does sew mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sew, run up, sew together, stitch(verb)

    fasten by sewing; do needlework

  2. sew, tailor, tailor-make(verb)

    create (clothes) with cloth

    "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"


  1. sew(Verb)

    To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.

    Balls were first made of grass or leaves held together by strings, and later of pieces of animal skin sewn together and stuffed with feathers or hay.

  2. sew(Verb)

    To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.

  3. Origin: siwian, from siwjanan, from sīw-. Cognate with Danish sy, Russian шить, Swedish sy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sew(noun)

    juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy

  2. Sew(verb)

    to follow; to pursue; to sue

  3. Sew(verb)

    to unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread

  4. Sew(verb)

    to close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip

  5. Sew(verb)

    to inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag

  6. Sew(verb)

    to practice sewing; to work with needle and thread

  7. Sew(verb)

    to drain, as a pond, for taking the fish

  8. Origin: [See Sue to follow.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sew

    sō, v.t. to join or fasten together with a needle and thread.—v.i. to practise sewing.—ns. Sew′er; Sew′ing; Sew′ing-cott′on, cotton thread for sewing; Sew′ing-machine′, a machine for sewing and stitching upon cloth, leather, &c., operated by any power.—Sew up one's stocking, to put one to silence.—Be sewed, or sewed up, to be stranded, of a ship: (coll.) to be brought to a stand-still, to be ruined: to be tipsy. [A.S. síwian, séowian; Old High Ger. siwan, Goth. siujan.]

  2. Sew

    sū, v.t. (Spens.) to follow, to solicit. [Sue.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sew in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Natacha Alpert:

    The fashion and apparel world is still in cut-and-sew in the factories.

  2. Robert Oxton Bolt:

    Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

  3. Theresa Lim:

    I had my craft supplies with me so I thought, 'why not try to sew it as a form of photograph,' and after that, I realized I really enjoyed this process so I kept doing it.

  4. Janet Minor:

    I have a spelling checkerIt came with my PCIt plainly marks four my revueMistakes I cannot sea.I've run this poem threw it,I'm sure your pleased too no,Its letter perfect in it's weigh,My checker tolled me sew.

  5. Patricio Gargollo:

    The easiest way to picture it is like an open book; the bladder is the pages. To close that book up so you don’t see the pages, you sew it back together and put all the muscle and skin on top of that. The backbone of the book is the pelvic bone.

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