S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soh]
    • /soʊ/
    • /səʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soh]
    • /soʊ/

Definitions of sew word

  • verb with object sew to ground (a vessel) at low tide (sometimes fol by up). 1
  • verb without object sew (of a vessel) to be grounded at low tide. 1
  • noun sew the amount of additional water necessary to float a grounded vessel. 1
  • intransitive verb sew hobby, activity: stitch 1
  • transitive verb sew fabric: stitch 1
  • verb sew When you sew something such as clothes, you make them or repair them by joining pieces of cloth together by passing thread through them with a needle. 0

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Origin of sew

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English sewen, Old English siw(i)an; cognate with Old High German siuwan, Gothic siujan, Latin suere (see suture); akin to seam

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Sew


sew popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

sew usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sew

verb sew

  • allying — to unite formally, as by treaty, league, marriage, or the like (usually followed by with or to): Russia allied itself to France.
  • cabling — Cabling is used to refer to electrical or electronic cables, or to the process of putting them in a place.
  • cobble — Cobbles are the same as cobblestones.
  • cobbled — A cobbled street has a surface made of cobblestones.
  • cobbles — coal in small rounded lumps

Antonyms for sew

verb sew

  • branched — a division or subdivision of the stem or axis of a tree, shrub, or other plant.
  • branching — the occurrence of several decay paths (branches) in the disintegration of a particular nuclide or the de-excitation of an excited atom. The branching fraction (nuclear) or branching ratio (atomic) is the proportion of the disintegrating nuclei that follow a particular branch to the total number of disintegrating nuclides
  • breached — the act or a result of breaking; break or rupture.
  • breaching — the act or a result of breaking; break or rupture.
  • break down — If a machine or a vehicle breaks down, it stops working.

Top questions with sew

  • you reep what you sew?
  • how to sew?
  • how to sew a button?
  • sew what pro?
  • how to sew on a button?
  • how to sew a dress?
  • how to sew by hand?
  • sew what?
  • how to do a sew in?
  • how to hand sew?
  • how to sew in weave?
  • learning how to sew?
  • learn how to sew?
  • how to sew a pillow?
  • how to sew a zipper?

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