an artificial conduit, usually underground, for carrying off waste water and refuse, as in a town or city.
to provide or equip with sewers: a tax increase necessary to sewer the neighborhood.
- sew·er·less, adjective
- sew·er·like, adjective
Other definitions for sewer (2 of 3)
a person or thing that sews.
Other definitions for sewer (3 of 3)
a former household officer or head servant in charge of the service of the table.
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How to use sewer in a sentence
People too far away from sewer pipes usually have septic tanks.
Romania is on a climbing trend right now, especially in rural parts, where most are now connected to natural gas, water and sewer systems.
Utilities—like power, communication, water, and sewer lines—are usually located alongside roads, so those are also threatened.California wildfires may give way to massive mudslides | Ula Chrobak | September 17, 2020 | Popular-Science
Using a bank of samples from a treatment plant in Massachusetts, the company found that the virus showed up in the sewers in early March—around the same time as the first confirmed case.
And, Malone explained, the city’s infrastructure, including its sewer system, didn’t keep up as the city expanded.Border Report: Border Hospitals Are Still Struggling | Maya Srikrishnan | July 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
In fact, he's even a kind of modern-day Orpheus, descending into the sewer to bet his life and find redemption.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’ | Ross Wetzsteon | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The son of a fashion model and sewer contractor, Walker grew up Mormon and graduated from Village Christian High School.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash | Marlow Stern | December 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I live far away from everything, without sewer, Internet, or fashion magazines from overseas.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World | Erin Cunningham | September 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In June, a court ruled that JPMorgan would lose $842 million of the $1.22 billion in sewer debt it held.JP Morgan Chase’s Long List of Expensive Legal Settlements Grows Even Longer | Nina Strochlic, William O’Connor | September 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A lot of older cities have sewer systems that take rainwater, sewage, and industrial wastewater in the same pipe.Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book | Josh Dzieza | August 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then crouching low, he crossed the room to where the strainer top of the sewer drain was placed in the concrete floor.
This sewer enters two portions of the parish, one division at its northern, and the other at its eastern side.
Rats burrow along a drain pipe from the sewer into the house and admit sewer gas.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
An attempt was next made to dig into a small sewer that ran from the southeast corner of the prison into the main sewer.
In the mean time, the two men were to enter and make careful examination of the main sewer and its adjacent outlets.
British Dictionary definitions for sewer (1 of 3)
a drain or pipe, esp one that is underground, used to carry away surface water or sewage
(tr) to provide with sewers
British Dictionary definitions for sewer (2 of 3)
a person or thing that sews
British Dictionary definitions for sewer (3 of 3)
(in medieval England) a servant of high rank in charge of the serving of meals and the seating of guests
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