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
Others also suspect civil groups with funding coming from Mainland China are sowing dissent.
Sowing seeds in that region today could pay off later, in the primaries and on Election Day.
Farmers may also use explosives to loosen soil or break up boulders and tree stumps that get in the way of sowing crops.
Israel needs people who will tell the truth about the destruction its policies are sowing.
If any sowing has gone wrong, do not waste time by repining over it, but sow again.
Then he cut out the form of a horse in the green turf, sowing the whole contour of the animal with lime.A Walk from London to John O'Groat's|Elihu Burritt
I tell you, you could collar 400 roubles off an acre by sowing mint!Fruits of Culture|Leo Tolstoy
For winter supplies a first sowing may be made in June, in a cold frame, and prepared for transfer to fruiting pots in September.
It was now the planting season, and from morn till night we were in the field, breaking the ground and sowing the grain.Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches|Edwin Eastman
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