(Sew"er) n. [OF. sewiere, seuwiere, ultimately fr. L. ex out + a derivative of aqua water; cf. OF.
essevour a drain, essever, esseuwer, essiaver, to cause to flow, to drain, to flow, LL. exaquatorium
a channel through which water runs off. Cf. Ewer, Aquarium.] A drain or passage to carry off water
and filth under ground; a subterraneous channel, particularly in cities.
(Sew"er), n. [Cf. OE. assewer, and asseour, OF. asseour, F. asseoir to seat, to set, L. assidere
to sit by; ad + sedere to sit (cf. Sit); or cf. OE. sew pottage, sauce, boiled meat, AS. seáw juice, Skr.
su to press out.] Formerly, an upper servant, or household officer, who set on and removed the dishes
at a feast, and who also brought water for the hands of the guests.
Then the sewerChapman.
Poured water from a great and golden ewer,
That from their hands to a silver caldron
1. The construction of a sewer or sewers.
2. The system of sewers in a city, town, etc.; the general drainage of a city or town by means of sewers.
3. The material collected in, and discharged by, sewers. [In this sense sewage is preferable and common.]
(Sew"in) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Sewen.
1. The act or occupation of one who sews.
2. That which is sewed with the needle.
Sewing horse (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while
being sewed. Sewing machine, a machine for sewing or stitching. Sewing press, or Sewing
table (Bookbinding), a fixture or table having a frame in which are held the cords to which the back
edges of folded sheets are sewed to form a book.
(Sew"ster) n. A seamstress. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Sex-) [L. sex six. See Six.] A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.
(Sex), n. [L. sexus: cf. F. sexe.]
1. The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference
between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from
2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.
3. (Bot.) (a) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers
are of opposite sexes. (b) One of the groups founded on this distinction.
The sex, the female sex; women, in general.
(Sex`a*ge*na"ri*an) n. [See Sexagenary.] A person who is sixty years old.
(Sex*ag"e*na*ry) a. [L. sexagenarius, fr. sexageni sixty each, akin to sexaginta sixty,
sex six: cf. sexagénaire. See Six.] Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty