Sow in Scrabble Dictionary

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2 letters words from 'sow'

OS 2OW 5
SO 2WO 5

All 3 letters words made out of sow

sow osw swo wso ows wos

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Definitions and meaning of sow


Etymology 1

From Middle English sowe, from Old English sugu, from Proto-Germanic *sugō (compare West Frisian sûch, Dutch zeug, Low German Söög, German Sau, Swedish sugga, Norwegian sugge), from Proto-Indo-European *suh₂kéh₂ (compare Welsh hwch (pig), Sanskrit सूकर (sūkará, swine, boar)), from *suH- ‘pig’ (compare German Sau, Latin sūs, Tocharian B suwo, Ancient Greek ὗς (hûs), Albanian thi, Avestan 𐬵𐬏(, boar). See also swine.

Alternative forms

  • (dial.): zew, soo


  • IPA(key): /saʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aʊ
  • Homophone: sough


sow (plural sows or swine)

  1. A female pig.
  2. A female bear, she-bear.
  3. A female guinea pig.
  4. A channel that conducts molten metal to molds.
  5. A mass of metal solidified in a mold.
    • 1957, H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 160:
      In England, it was generally termed a 'sow', if the weight was above 10 cwts., if below, it was termed a 'pig' from which the present term 'pig iron' is derived.
  6. (derogatory, slang) A contemptible, often fat woman.
  7. A sowbug.
  8. (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.
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Usage notes

The plural form swine is now obsolete in this sense.

  • (mass of metal solidified in a mold): ingot
  • (contemptible woman): bitch, cow
Derived terms
  • make a silk purse of a sow's ear

See also

  • boar
  • hog
  • pig

Etymology 2

From Middle English sowen, from Old English sāwan, from Proto-Germanic *sēaną, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁-. Compare Dutch zaaien, German säen, Danish , Norwegian Bokmål .


  • (UK) IPA(key): /səʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /soʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊ
  • Homophones: sew, so


sow (third-person singular simple present sows, present participle sowing, simple past sowed, past participle sown or sowed)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To scatter, disperse, or plant (seeds).
    When I had sown the field, the day's work was over.
    As you sow, so shall you reap.
  2. (figurative) To spread abroad; to propagate.
    • And sow dissension in the hearts of brothers.
  3. (figurative) To scatter over; to besprinkle.
    • 1677, Matthew Hale, The Primitive Origination of Mankind, Considered and Examined According to the Light of Nature
      The intellectual faculty is a goodly field, [] and it is the worst husbandry in the world to sow it with trifles.
  • plant, scatter
Derived terms
  • besow
  • intersow
  • oversow
  • reap what one sows
  • sower
  • sow one's wild oats
  • sow the wind, reap the whirlwind


  • OSW, OWS, W.O.s, WOs, wos

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of sowe

  • SOVRANTY, sovereignty.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)