What does sewer mean?

Definitions for sewer
ˈsu ərsew·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word sewer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sewer, sewerage, cloacanoun

    a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water

  2. sewernoun

    someone who sews

    "a sewer of fine gowns"

  3. gutter, sewer, toiletnoun

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sewerverb

    Marshall’d feast,
    Serv’d up in hall with sewers and seneshals:
    The skill of artifice or office mean. John Milton.

    The cook and sewer, each his talent tries,
    In various figures scenes of dishes rise:

    John Cowell.

    The fenmen hold that the sewers must be kept so, as the water may not stay too long in the spring till the weeds and sedge be grown up. Francis Bacon.

    Men suffer their private in judgment to be drawn into the common sewer, or stream of the present vogue. Charles I .

    As one who long in populous city pent,
    Where houses thick, and sewers annoy the air,
    Forth issuing on a summer’s morn, to breathe
    Among the pleasant villages and farms
    Adjoin’d, from each thing met conceives delight. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sewernoun

    one who sews, or stitches

  2. Sewernoun

    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. Sewernoun

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

  4. Sewernoun

    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. 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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SEWER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sewer is ranked #61123 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sewer surname appeared 329 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Sewer.

    82.3% or 271 total occurrences were Black.
    10.3% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.2% or 14 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 10 total occurrences were of two or more races.

Matched Categories

Anagrams for sewer »

  1. sweer

  2. resew

How to pronounce sewer?

How to say sewer in sign language?


  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. Sean Hannity:

    So now you've got the swamp, you've got the sewer, you've got the establishment -- they hate Roy Moore...(he's) somebody they can't control.

  2. Ronald Cooke:

    They wanted water and electricity and sewer.

  3. Gerald Benjamin:

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

  4. Project Manager Donald Smith:

    As someone processes opioids through their body, they excrete a different type of opioid from their body and into the sewer system.

  5. Donna Brazile:

    I hope Bill Clinton starts talking about women's issues so that voters can see what a hypocrite he is and how Hillary abused those women! 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.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for sewer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for sewer »


Find a translation for the sewer definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"sewer." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/sewer>.

Discuss these sewer definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for sewer? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. blistering
    • B. dependable
    • C. witless
    • D. abrupt

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for sewer: