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SOW (sown)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sow mean? 

SOW (noun)
  The noun SOW has 1 sense:

1. an adult female hog

  Familiarity information: SOW used as a noun is very rare.


SOW (verb)
  The verb SOW has 3 senses:

1. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
2. introduce into an environment
3. place seeds in or on (the ground)

  Familiarity information: SOW used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOW (noun)


Sense 1sow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An adult female hog

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("sow" is a kind of...):

swine (stout-bodied short-legged omnivorous animals)


SOW (verb)


Sense 1sow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

sough; sow; seed

Context example:

She sowed sunflower seeds

Hypernyms (to "sow" is one way to...):

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sow"):

broadcast (sow over a wide area, especially by hand)

inseminate; sow; sow in (place seeds in or on (the ground))

scatter (sow by scattering)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They sow rye in the field


Sense 2sow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Introduce into an environment

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

sow; sough

Context example:

sow suspicion or beliefs

Hypernyms (to "sow" is one way to...):

broadcast; circularise; circularize; circulate; diffuse; disperse; disseminate; distribute; pass around; propagate; spread (cause to become widely known)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3sow [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place seeds in or on (the ground)

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

inseminate; sow in; sow

Context example:

sow the ground with sunflower seeds

Hypernyms (to "sow" is one way to...):

seed; sough; sow (place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth)

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They sow the field with rye


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