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
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
Two days after editing, the embryos—by then a few cells big—are implanted into surrogate sows.
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.
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)
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