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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [soo-er]
    • /ˈsu ər/
    • /sʊər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [soo-er]
    • /ˈsu ər/

Definitions of sewer word

  • noun sewer a former household officer or head servant in charge of the service of the table. 1
  • verb with object sewer to provide or equip with sewers: a tax increase necessary to sewer the neighborhood. 1
  • noun sewer pipes for waste 1
  • noun sewer vile place 1
  • countable noun sewer A sewer is a large underground channel that carries waste matter and rain water away, usually to a place where it is treated and made harmless. 0
  • noun sewer a drain or pipe, esp one that is underground, used to carry away surface water or sewage 0

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Origin of sewer

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English suer(e) < dialectal Old French se(u)wiere overflow channel (compare Old French ess(e)ouer(e) ditch) < Latin *exaquāria drain for carrying water off, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aqu(a) water + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary; see sew2, -er2

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Parts of speech for Sewer


sewer popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% 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".

sewer usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for sewer

noun sewer

  • artery — Arteries are the tubes in your body that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Compare vein.
  • cesspit — A cesspit is a hole or tank in the ground into which waste water and sewage flow.
  • channel — A channel is a television station.
  • cloaca — a cavity in the pelvic region of most vertebrates, except higher mammals, and certain invertebrates, into which the alimentary canal and the genital and urinary ducts open
  • cloacae — Zoology. the common cavity into which the intestinal, urinary, and generative canals open in birds, reptiles, amphibians, many fishes, and certain mammals. a similar cavity in invertebrates.

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