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sewer

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noun sew·er \ˈsü-ər, ˈsu̇r\

Definition of sewer

  1. :  a medieval household officer often of high rank in charge of serving the dishes at table and sometimes of seating and tasting



Origin of sewer

Middle English, from Anglo-French asseour, literally, seater, from Anglo-French asseer to seat — more at assize


First Known Use: 14th century


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noun sew·er \ˈsō-ər\

Definition of sewer

  1. :  one that sews



14th Century

First Known Use of sewer

14th century

Rhymes with sewer


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sewer

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noun sew·er \ˈsü-ər, ˈsu̇r\

Definition of sewer

  1. :  an artificial usually subterranean conduit to carry off sewage and sometimes surface water (as from rainfall)



Origin of sewer

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from assewer, essiver to drain, from Vulgar Latin *exaquare, from Latin ex- + aqua water — more at island


First Known Use: 15th century

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SEWER Defined for Kids

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sewer

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noun sew·er \ˈsü-ər\

Definition of sewer

  1. :  a usually covered drain to carry off water and waste




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sewer

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noun sew·er \ˈsō-ər\

Definition of sewer

  1. :  someone that sews





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