sewer

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sewer \Sew"er\, noun

1. One who sews, or stitches.

2. (Zool.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf sewer ({Phoxopteris nubeculana})

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sewer \Sew"er\, noun [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}.] A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sewer \Sew"er\, noun [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour, F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere to sit by; ad + sedere to sit (cf. {Sit}); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce, boiled meat, AS. se['a]w juice, Skr. su to press out.] 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.

Then the sewer Poured water from a great and golden ewer, That from their hands to a silver caldron ran. --Chapman.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sewer

noun

1: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water [syn: {sewer}, {sewerage}, {cloaca}]

2: someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"

3: 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" [syn: {gutter}, {sewer}, {toilet}]

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