Associations to the word «Sewer»


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, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley