v. i.1.To sew. See Sew.
n.1.(Zool.) The female of swine, or of the hog kind.
2.(Zool.) A sow bug.
3.(Metal.) A channel or runner which receives the rows of molds in the pig bed.
4.(Mil.) A kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place, sapping and mining the wall, or the like.
Sow bread
(Bot.) See Cyclamen.
Sow bug
(Zool.) any one of numerous species of terrestrial Isopoda belonging to Oniscus, Porcellio, and allied genera of the family Oniscidæ. They feed chiefly on decaying vegetable substances.
Sow thistle
(Bot.) a composite plant (Sonchus oleraceus) said to be eaten by swine and some other animals.
v. t.1.To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate.
[imp. Sowed ; p. p. Sown or Sowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Sowing.]
A sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside.
- Matt. xiii. 3, 4.
2.To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle.
[He] sowed with stars the heaven.
- Milton.
Now morn . . . sowed the earth with orient pearl.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; - literally or figuratively.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joi.
- Ps. cxxvi. 5.
Noun1.sow - an adult female hog
Verb1.sow - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
Synonyms: sough, seed
2.sow - introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"
Synonyms: sough
3.sow - place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"
Synonyms: inseminate, sow in
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