Definitions of sow

  1. To strew, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; to scatter seed in, on, or over; as, to sow a field; to spread abroad; as, to sow disco tent.
  2. To scatter seed that it may grow: to plant by strewing: to scatter seed over: to spread.
  3. To scatter, as seed for growing; scatter seed over; disseminate.
  4. To scatter, as seed; disseminate.
  5. To plant with seed.
  6. To scatter seed for growth.
  7. place seeds in ( the ground); " sow the ground with sunflower seeds"
  8. introduce into an environment; " sow suspicion or beliefs"
  9. place ( seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; " She sowed sunflower seeds"
  10. To sew. See Sew.
  11. The female of swine, or of the hog kind.
  12. A sow bug.
  13. A channel or runner which receives the rows of molds in the pig bed.
  14. The bar of metal which remains in such a runner.
  15. A mass of solidified metal in a furnace hearth; a salamander.
  16. 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.
  17. To scatter, as seed, upon the earth; to plant by strewing; as, to sow wheat. Also used figuratively: To spread abroad; to propagate.
  18. To scatter seed upon, in, or over; to supply or stock, as land, with seeds. Also used figuratively: To scatter over; to besprinkle.
  19. To scatter seed for growth and the production of a crop; -- literally or figuratively.
  20. To scatter as seed for a harvest.
  21. To scatter seed for growth; to scatter seed over; to propagate; to scatter over.
  22. To scatter on the ground for the purpose of growth; to spread seed over tilled soil, as a field or garden; to spread; to scatter; to propagate.
  23. Sowing.
  24. The full- grown female of the swine species; feminine of hog.
  25. Sower.
  26. A female pig: an oblong piece of metal larger than a pig.
  27. A female swine.
  28. A female hog.
  29. A small bug. sowbug.
  30. A female pig; an oblong piece of metal; a milleped.
  31. A female pig or swine; the principal bar in the cast run off from a smelting- furnace, the numerous small bars branching off from it on the right and left being called pigs.
  32. Sowed.
  33. Sown.