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
But while the show has gotten quicker, thank goodness, it still sows its stories stealthily.America, Presenting Your New Addiction: ‘The Archers’|Tim Teeman|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Visiting unspoilt places sows the seeds for your own future, leading a more naturalistic lifestyle.
We know that desperation of that magnitude sows seeds of its own, of tension, conflict, and even [violence].
The ways of Nature are past comprehension, and no man can say who sows the seed that crops up in strange places.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
That method leads the clown to the conclusion that if he sows barley he shall not reap wheat.Education: How Old The New|James J. Walsh
He turned by-and-by and walked onward in a still mood—the receptive mood into which God sows rare seed.The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives|Elizabeth Strong Worthington
If he sows seeds of unkindness and cruelty to man and beast, no one knows what the blackness of the harvest will be.Beautiful Joe|Marshall Saunders
He sows no rank or noisome weeds for his childrens children to reap a gruesome harvest.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value|Arthur Glyn Leonard
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