Associations to the word «Sewer»

Wiktionary

SEWER, noun. A pipe or system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage.
SEWER, verb. (transitive) To provide (a place) with a system of sewers.
SEWER, noun. (now historical) A servant attending at a meal, responsible for seating arrangements, serving dishes etc.
SEWER, noun. One who sews.
SEWER, noun. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk.
SEWER GAS, noun. A mixture of toxic and non-toxic gases produced and collected in sewage systems by the decomposition of organic household or industrial wastes.
SEWER RAT, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see A rat that lives in sewers.
SEWER RAT, noun. Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus)
SEWER RAT, noun. (idiom) A very contemptible person

Dictionary definition

SEWER, noun. A waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water.
SEWER, noun. Someone who sews; "a sewer of fine gowns".
SEWER, noun. 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".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne