What does sewer mean?

Definitions for sewer
ˈsu ərsew·er

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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.]

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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. Larry Orton:

    It could be easily equipped to handle drainline stoppages, we have a number of different snakes—some with cameras, some with extended cables—that we use, depending on the clog. We could fit all the snakes and some repair materials on the City Express, along with a larger sewer machine and pressure-jetting equipment. I would rig the van with a winch to help unload the heavier equipment and bins for materials. And the dual side doors make access from either side excellent. You don’t need to crawl all over everything to get what you need. It would be the ideal specialized vehicle for that.

  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. Michael Long:

    The last time I checked, they’re all human beings and if they’re senior citizens they can go to any senior citizen center, michael Long want to talk about throwing peoples ’ tax dollars down the sewer ? This is a real, classic example.

  4. Davey Jones:

    Every time a person becomes infected with COVID-19, they start shedding virus into the sewer system, we're using that (knowledge) and tracking people's toilet movements.

  5. Donna Brazile:

    You can't put this under the rug. It's out there. So yes, deal with it. But you know, we can also says it's an old issue, this election is about the future... If Donald Trump wants to go in the sewer and play this game, do it.

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