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Definition of SEW

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Sew \Sew\, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si['o]wian, s[imac]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr.
     ????, Skr. siv. [root]156. Cf. {Seam} a suture, {Suture}.]
     1. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread. [1913 Webster]

              No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment.                              --Mark ii. 21. [1913 Webster]

     2. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew up a rip. [1913 Webster]

     3. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew money in a bag. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sew \Sew\, v. i.
     To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sew \Sew\, v. t. [[root]151 b. See {Sewer} a drain.] To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish. [Obs.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sew \Sew\, n.[OE. See {Sewer} household officer.] Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy. [Obs.] --Gower. [1913 Webster]

           I will not tell of their strange sewes.  --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sew \Sew\, v. t. [See {Sue} to follow.] To follow; to pursue; to sue. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "sew":
     articulate, batten, batten down, bleed, bolt, buckle, butt, button, clasp, cleat, clip, dovetail, hasp, hinge, hitch, hook, jam, joint, latch, lock, miter, mortise, nail, needle, ooze, peg, pin, rabbet, rivet, scarf, screw, seep, sew up, skewer, snap, staple, stick, stitch, sweat, tack, tailor, toggle, transude, wedge, weep, zipper


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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