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5 definitions found
 for sewer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sewer \Sew"er\, n.
     1. One who sews, or stitches.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Zool.) A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together
        the edges of a leaf by means of silk; as, the apple-leaf
        sewer ({Phoxopteris nubeculana)
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sewer \Sew"er\, n. [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex
     out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF. essevour a drain,
     essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to
     flow, LL. exaquatorium a channel through which water runs
     off. Cf. Ewer, Aquarium.]
     A drain or passage to carry off water and filth under ground;
     a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sewer \Sew"er\, n. [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour,
     F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere to sit by; ad +
     sedere to sit (cf. Sit); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce,
     boiled meat, AS. se['a]w juice, Skr. su to press out.]
     Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on
     and removed the dishes at a feast, and who also brought water
     for the hands of the guests.
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           Then the sewer
           Poured water from a great and golden ewer,
           That from their hands to a silver caldron ran.
                                                    --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sewer
      n 1: a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
           [syn: sewer, sewerage, cloaca]
      2: someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns"
      3: misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was
         in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer";
         "pensions are in the toilet" [syn: gutter, sewer,
         toilet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "sewer":
     Singer, abri, antre, bog, bunker, burrow, cave, cavern, cesspool,
     cloaca, cloaca maxima, cove, drain, dugout, dump, foxhole,
     garbage dump, garmentmaker, grot, grotto, gutter, headchute, hole,
     kennel, lair, marsh, mire, needleman, needler, needlewoman,
     needleworker, piscina, quagmire, scupper, seamster, seamstress,
     sempster, septic tank, sewing machine, sink, sluice, sough,
     subterrane, subway, sump, swamp, tailor, tunnel, warren
  
  

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