Definition of Sow

1. Noun. An adult female hog.

Generic synonyms: Swine



2. Verb. Place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth. "They sow rye in the field"; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
Exact synonyms: Seed
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Specialized synonyms: Broadcast, Inseminate, Sow In, Scatter
Related verbs: Inseminate, Sow In
Derivative terms: Seed, Seed, Seeder, Sower

3. Verb. Introduce into an environment. "Sow suspicion or beliefs"

4. Verb. Place seeds in or on (the ground). "They sow the field with rye"; "Sow the ground with sunflower seeds"
Exact synonyms: Inseminate, Sow In
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Seed
Related verbs: Seed
Derivative terms: Insemination, Sower

Definition of Sow

1. v. i. To sew. See Sew.

2. n. The female of swine, or of the hog kind.

3. v. t. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate.

4. v. i. To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; -- literally or figuratively.

Definition of Sow

1. Noun. A female pig. ¹

2. Noun. A channel that conducts molten metal to molds. ¹

3. Noun. A mass of metal solidified in a mold. ¹

4. Noun. (derogatory slang) A contemptible woman. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sow

1. to scatter over land for growth, as seed [v SOWED, SOWN, SOWING, SOWS] : SOWABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Sow

1. 1. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate. "He would sow some difficulty." "A sower went forth to sow; and when he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside." (Matt. Xiii. 3, 4) "And sow dissension in the hearts of brothers." (Addison) 2. To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle. "The intellectual faculty is a goodly field, . . . And it is the worst husbandry in the world to sow it with trifles." (Sir M. Hale) "[He] sowed with stars the heaven." (Milton) "Now morn . . . Sowed the earth with orient pearl." (Milton) Origin: OE. Sowen, sawen, AS. Sawan; akin to OFries. Sa, D. Zaaijen, OS. & HG. Sajan, G. Saen, Icel. Sa, Sw. Sa, Dan. Saae, Goth. Saian, Lith. Seti, Russ. Sieiate, L. Serere, sevi. Cf. Saturday, Season, Seed, Seminary. To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; literally or figuratively. "They that sow in tears shall reap in joi." (Ps. Cxxvi. 5) 1. The female of swine, or of the hog kind. 2. A sow bug. 3. A channel or runner which receives the rows of molds in the pig bed. The bar of metal which remains in such a runner. A mass of solidified metal in a furnace hearth; a salamander. 4. A kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place, sapping and mining the wall, or the like. Sow bread. A composite plant (Sonchus oleraceus) said to be eaten by swine and some other animals. Origin: OE. Sowe, suwe, AS. Sugu, akin to su, D. Zog, zeug, OHG. Su, G. Sau, Icel. S

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sow

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sovietizing
soviets
sovkhoz
sovkhozes
sovkhozy
sovran
sovranly
sovrans
sovranties
sovranty
sovs
sow (current term)
sow'n
sow bug
sow in
sow one's oats
sow the wind, reap the whirlwind
sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
sow thistle
sow thistles
sowable
sowans
sowar
sowarree
sowarrees

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