[ soh-er ]
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  1. a person, machine, or device that scatters seed over the earth for the purpose of growth: The plows went up and down the fields, the sowers plodding after them.This sower has a capacity of 6 bags of grass seed, ideal for use on small farms or golf courses.

  2. a person who introduces or seeks to foster a certain attitude, feeling, condition, etc., in others: The Mayan god Tezcatlipoca, thought to incite wars, was called Necocyautl, meaning "sower of discord on both sides."

Origin of sower


Words Nearby sower Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sower in a sentence

  • I am to be introduced to the greatest sower of ideas of the century, the author of the Social Contract, Rousseau.

    Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
  • The evil seed thus sown did not fail to take root and bring forth its fruit, just as the sower intended.

    Adrift on the Pacific | Edward S. Ellis
  • The field was evidently now open, and waiting for the sower of the precious seed of the Word.

    Mary and I | Stephen Return Riggs
  • An' so 'e did, till 'e married that day six months an' take to the drink in sower. '

  • More saving of labor still is the horse sower, which is simply the hand sower on a larger scale.