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
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)
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