- 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.
Origin of sewer1
Examples from the Web for sewered
The city has been sewered in modernwise and macadamized with care, and is supplied with abundance of purest water.On the Mexican Highlands
William Seymour Edwards
- a drain or pipe, esp one that is underground, used to carry away surface water or sewage
- (tr) to provide with sewers
- a person or thing that sews
- (in medieval England) a servant of high rank in charge of the serving of meals and the seating of guests
Word Origin and History for sewered
c.1400, "conduit," from Anglo-French sewere, Old North French sewiere "sluice from a pond" (13c.), literally "something that makes water flow," from shortened form of Gallo-Romance *exaquaria (cf. Middle French esseveur), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + aquaria, fem. of aquarius "pertaining to water," from aqua "water" (see aqua-).
Specifically of underground channels for wastewater from c.1600; figurative use of this is from 1640s.
"one who sews," late 14c., agent noun from sew (v.).