What does sewer mean?

Definitions for sewer
ˈsu ərsew·er

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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)

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Sewer(noun)

    a drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

How to pronounce sewer?

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How to say sewer in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of sewer in a Sentence

  1. Caterina Heyck Puyana:

    Towards the end of last year we began investigating the possible disappearance and dismemberment of an undetermined number of people at La Modelo prison in Bogota, the victims were inmates, visitors and people who had nothing to do with the prison. Their remains were thrown into the drain pipes of the sewer system.

  2. John Harrell:

    Access to water and sewer services is a fundamental necessity to human health, sanitation, and welfare as recognized by South Carolina law.

  3. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan:

    I think programs that go to the states that help for example with clean water and sewer for small communities, to me, are very important.

  4. Marc Hagan-Guirey:

    These are the product of a lot of patience and a lot of trial and error, for me, though, I link this back to my childhood. I've always made things out of stuff you'd otherwise put in the bin. My currency was toilet roll tubes and cereal boxes. I would make fortresses for my action figures out all sorts of things. Cleaned out tin cans with both ends opened made perfect sewer pipes for Teenage Mutant Ninja turtle action figures.

  5. John Madden:

    The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer

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