- sewer pill,
- sewing circle,
- sewing cotton,
- sewing machine,
- sewing needle,
- sewing silk
Origin of sewing
verb (used with object), sewed, sewn or sewed, sew·ing.
verb (used without object), sewed, sewn or sewed, sew·ing.
- Informal.to get or have a monopoly of; control exclusively.
- Informal.to complete or conclude (arrangements, negotiations, etc.) successfully: They were about to sew up the deal when the argument started.
- to gain or be assured of: He tried to sew up as many votes as possible before the convention.
Origin of sew1
verb (used with object), sewed, sew·ing.
verb (used without object), sewed, sew·ing.
Origin of sew2
Examples from the Web for sewing
Like drawing tattoos, sewing earmuffs, or fashioning model airplanes from old chip bags?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Her daughter, Elaina, 24, a trained costume designer and makeup artist, helps out by sewing clothes.
Today all of “these girls are living their lives in dignity, using needles and sewing machines,” said Sister Rosemary.
Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before you knew it, I had a needle in my hand and was making patterns and sewing.Fashion Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead in Hudson River|Erin Cunningham|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Near at hand is the Dorcas room, where deaconesses are kept busy in cutting out clothing and superintending the sewing classes.Deaconesses in Europe|Jane M. Bancroft
Gilray used to boast of a way of mending a hole in a tobacco-pouch that was better than sewing.My Lady Nicotine|J. M. Barrie
Of all the mean work—worth all that money, and sending her niece out to get sewing to do!Jane Field|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
James and Henry had been busy with the hay crop, and Mrs. West and Bess had spent the time with their sewing and reading.The Brand|Therese Broderick
We gazed open-mouthed at the gunner as he sat cross-legged on the deck, sewing with all his might.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
- a piece of cloth, etc, that is sewn or to be sewn
- (as modifier)sewing basket
verb sews, sewing, sewed, sewn or sewed
Word Origin for sew
late 13c., "action of sewing;" c.1400, "sewn work," verbal noun from sew (v.). Sewing machine is attested from 1847.
Old English siwian "to stitch, sew, mend, patch, knit together," earlier siowian, from Proto-Germanic *siwjanan (cf. Old Norse syja, Swedish sy, Danish sye, Old Frisian sia, Old High German siuwan, Gothic siujan "to sew"), from PIE root *syu- "to bind, sew" (cf. Sanskrit sivyati "sews," sutram "thread, string;" Greek hymen "thin skin, membrane," hymnos "song;" Latin suere "to sew, sew together;" Old Church Slavonic šijo "to sew," šivu "seam;" Lettish siuviu, siuti "to sew," siuvikis "tailor;" Russian švec "tailor"). Related: Sewed; sewing. To sew (something) up "bring it to a conclusion" is a figurative use attested by 1904.