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Definition of Sow


  1. To sew. See Sew.
  2. The female of swine, or of the hog kind.
  3. A sow bug.
  4. A channel or runner which receives the rows of molds in the pig bed.
  5. The bar of metal which remains in such a runner.
  6. A mass of solidified metal in a furnace hearth; a salamander.
  7. 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, or the like.
  8. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate.
  9. To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle.
  10. To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; -- literally or figuratively.
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Sow Translations

sow in Dutch is uitzaaien
sow in Italian is seminare
sow in Portuguese is porca
sow in Spanish is cerda