Associations to the word «Sow»


SOW, noun. A female pig.
SOW, noun. A channel that conducts molten metal to molds.
SOW, noun. A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
SOW, noun. (derogatory) (slang) A contemptible, often fat woman.
SOW, noun. A sowbug.
SOW, noun. (military) A kind of covered shed, formerly used by besiegers in filling up and passing the ditch of a besieged place, sapping and mining the wall, etc.
SOW, verb. (transitive) To scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds).
SOW, verb. (figurative) To spread abroad; to propagate.
SOW, verb. (figurative) To scatter over; to besprinkle.
SOW ONE'S WILD OATS, verb. (idiomatic) (of a male) To spread one's genes around by impregnating many females.
SOW ONE'S WILD OATS, verb. (idiomatic) (of a male or female) To experiment sexually with different partners before a more serious marriage, especially a rich or powerful young male.
SOW ONE'S WILD OATS, verb. (idiomatic) (often of young adults or the recently divorced) To indulge in a period of irresponsible behavior.
SOW STALL, noun. Gestation crate
SOW STALLS, noun. Plural of sow stall
SOW THISTLE, noun. Any of the thistles in one of the genera Cicerbita and Sonchus.
SOW THISTLES, noun. Plural of sow thistle

Dictionary definition

SOW, noun. An adult female hog.
SOW, verb. Place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds".
SOW, verb. Introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs".
SOW, verb. Place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis