Definitions for: Sew

[v] fasten by sewing; do needlework
[v] create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sew, n.[OE. See Sewer household officer.]
Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy. [Obs.] --Gower.

I will not tell of their strange sewes. --Chaucer.

Sew, v. t. [See Sue to follow.]
To follow; to pursue; to sue. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Spenser.

Sew, v. t. [imp. Sewed; p. p. Sewed, rarely Sewn; p.
pr. & vb. n. Sewing.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si['o]wian,
s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye,
Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????,
Skr. siv. [root]156. Cf. Seam a suture, Suture.]
1. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle
and thread.

No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old
garment. --Mark ii. 21.

2. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with up; as, to sew
up a rip.

3. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with up; as, to sew
money in a bag.

Sew, v. i.
To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.

Sew, v. t. [[root]151 b. See Sewer a drain.]
To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish. [Obs.] --Tusser.

Synonyms: run up, sew together, stitch, tailor, tailor-make

See Also: backstitch, baste, cast on, conjoin, fashion, fasten, fell, finedraw, fix, forge, gather, hem, hemstitch, join, overcast, pucker, quilt, resew, retick, run up, seam, secure, tack, tick, tuck

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