Origin of sow1
OTHER WORDS FROM sowsow·a·ble, adjectivesower, nounun·sowed, adjective
Other definitions 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
How to use sow in a sentence
This ultimately sowed the seeds of acceptance and made these technologies more approachable for businesses.Jingle all the way: What will 2021 mean to the advertising world?|Alex Zakrevsky|December 25, 2020|Search Engine Watch
It’s not crazy to hope that the intellectual seeds sowed in this pandemic year — information and entanglement, cross-bred with wormholes and holograms — will one day bear glorious fruit.
That development sowed confusion, led to dueling statements from Pfizer and federal officials about who was to blame, and raised questions about whether a promise to deliver shots to 20 million people by the end of the year would be kept.FDA vows to move 'rapidly’ to authorize second coronavirus vaccine|Laurie McGinley, Carolyn Y. Johnson|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
During a virtual tour, a worker carried a smartphone through the editing lab into the gestation area, where sows spend nine months until giving birth—“farrowing” is the farmer’s term.
Two days after editing, the embryos—by then a few cells big—are implanted into surrogate sows.
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. 'The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
More saving of labor still is the horse sower, which is simply the hand sower on a larger scale.American Inventions and Inventors|William A. Mowry
British Dictionary definitions for sow (1 of 2)
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
Other 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