sewer

noun (1)
sew·​er | \ ˈsü-ər How to pronounce sewer (audio) , ˈsu̇r \

Definition of sewer

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

sewer

noun (2)
sew·​er | \ ˈsō-ər How to pronounce sewer (audio) \

Definition of sewer (Entry 2 of 3)

: one that sews

sewer

noun (3)
sew·​er | \ ˈsü-ər How to pronounce sewer (audio) , ˈsu̇r \

Definition of sewer (Entry 3 of 3)

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

First Known Use of sewer

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sewer

Noun (1)

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

Noun (3)

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

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“Sewer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sewer. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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sewer

noun
sew·​er | \ ˈsü-ər How to pronounce sewer (audio) \

Kids Definition of sewer

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually covered drain to carry off water and waste

sewer

noun
sew·​er | \ ˈsō-ər How to pronounce sewer (audio) \

Kids Definition of sewer (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone that sews

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