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Definition of "sow" []

  • To scatter (seed) over the ground for growing. (verb-transitive)
  • To spread (land, for example) with seed. (verb-transitive)
  • To strew something around or over (an area); distribute something over. (verb-transitive)
  • To propagate; disseminate: sow rumors. (verb-transitive)
  • To scatter seed for growing. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sow" in a sentence
  • "Boars are usually rank and sows are usually thin from nursing pigs. a fat sow is usually pregnant and good eating too."
  • "Or at least watch more television, cause reap what you sow is about as common as turn the other cheek."
  • "When in fact it does no such thing, and any lethality it might sow is 1. pure SPECULATION since no deaths are recoreded 2. a mere “possibility”, HOWEVER REMOTE."