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
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
Eventually, Cuomo entered the Clinton administration, and as HUD secretary sowed the seeds of the subprime mortgage catastrophe.
And those lawyers produced a lot of documents and sowed a lot of doubt.
So, yes, be wary of Greek dominos falling, but remember the domino theory was wrong during the Cold War yet it sowed fear.Chaos Over New Elections Deepens Fear of a Greece Chain Reaction|Zachary Karabell|May 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When you send a tweet, Google a keyword, or stream a Netflix movie, you are harvesting what Shannon sowed.
They pursued their dreams, sowed their oats, established their careers, then began to think about settling down—not settling.
Father tore open the envelopes and sowed the seeds in Hepzebiah's garden, some in the little holes, some in the furrows.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
My border seeds, the sweet alyssum and lobelia, I had sense enough not to plant, and I sowed none of the perennials.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
The kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man who sowed good seed in his field.
Those of your priests who outraged us and sowed discord in our country, were punished according to our laws.
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