verb (used with object), sowed, sown or sowed, sow·ing.
verb (used without object), sowed, sown or sowed, sow·ing.
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Origin of sow1
OTHER WORDS FROM sowsow·a·ble, adjectivesower, nounun·sowed, adjective
Words nearby sow
Definition for sow (2 of 2)
- a large oblong mass of iron that has solidified in the common channel through which the molten metal flows to the smaller channels in which the pigs solidify.
- the common channel itself.
- a basin holding any of certain molten nonferrous metals to be cast.
Origin of sow2
OTHER WORDS FROM sowsowlike, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for sow
After their platforms were used to sow hateful rhetoric and disinformation in the 2016 campaign, Facebook, Google and Twitter faced calls to introduce new guide rails muting virulently negative speech and blocking false information.Five falsehoods spurring Republican concern about the election|Philip Bump|October 15, 2020|Washington Post
The seeds of these requests were sown back in late March, when brands wrestled with a host of economic, operational and branding challenges caused by the spread of coronavirus, and ad spending ground to a halt.Brands are demanding more flexibility in their digital upfront negotiations with publishers|Max Willens|October 14, 2020|Digiday
In recent months, its operators have been increasingly renting it out to other criminals who have used it to sow ransomware, which encrypts data on target networks, crippling them until the victims pay up.Microsoft tries to take down a global criminal botnet|Verne Kopytoff|October 12, 2020|Fortune
For wherever free men lose hope of progress, liberty will be weakened and the seeds of conflict will be sown.Nobel Peace Prize Spotlights The Links Between Hunger And Conflict|LGBTQ-Editor|October 10, 2020|No Straight News
You may even have sown the seeds for the weeds, and then you’re ripping them out.
But if you choose to conduct your discourse in 140-word snaps, or soundbites, then you reap the crop of dumb that you sow.
The youngsters arrived at our border with the unspoken message that we reap what we sow.The Deported L.A. Gangs Behind This Border Kid Crisis|Michael Daly|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You reap what you sow, and Republicans are paying the price for elevating a minority within their party.Ghosts of the Confederacy Out in Force as Fringe Rules GOP|Eleanor Clift|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Their lack of appreciation is obvious and quite frankly, they reap what they sow,” reads one.
But on Wednesday, two of its 15 stores were burned down, according to Atallah who believes the attacks were meant to sow discord.
But before he could even sow that year's crop, he would have to see a certain banker who lived in Nebraska.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Blessed are ye that sow upon all waters, sending thither the foot of the ox and the ass.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
For ten acres, or fifty thousand hills, burn and sow three patches each of seventy-five square yards.
If Peruvian guano is applied, sow on about three hundred pounds to the acre in connection with the domestic manure.
A pint of meal and a pint of plaster to each rod, is a good mixture to sow in.
British Dictionary definitions for sow (1 of 2)
verb sows, sowing, sowed, sown or sowed
Derived forms of sowsowable, adjectivesower, noun
Word Origin for sow
British Dictionary definitions for sow (2 of 2)
- the channels for leading molten metal to the moulds in casting pig iron
- iron that has solidified in these channels
Word Origin for sow
Idioms and Phrases with sow
In addition to the idiom beginning with sow
- sow one's wild oats
- can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear