American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make, repair, or fasten by stitching, as with a needle and thread or a sewing machine: sew a dress; sew on a button.
- v. To furnish with stitches for the purpose of closing, fastening, or attaching: sew an incision closed.
- v. To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
- sew up Informal To complete successfully: Our team has sewn up the championship.
- sew up Informal To gain complete control of; monopolize.
- sew up Informal To make sure of: campaign strategists who were trying to sew up the election results.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite, join, or attach by means of a thread, twine, wire, or other flexible material, with or without the aid of a needle, awl, or other tool.
- To put together or construct, or to repair, as a garment, by means of a needle and thread.
- n. Juice; broth; gravy; hence, a pottage; a made dish.
- To drain dry, as land; drain off, as water.
- In falconry, to wipe: said of a hawk that cleans its beak.
- To ooze out.
- n. A drain; a sewer.
- To serve at table, as by carving, tasting, etc.
- An obsolete spelling of sue.
- An obsolete or dialectal preterit of sow.
- In bookbinding, to pass the thread separately through the creased fold of each section of (an unbound book).
- v. transitive To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
- v. intransitive To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
- v. obsolete, transitive To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Juice; gravy; a seasoned dish; a delicacy.
- v. obsolete To follow; to pursue; to sue.
- v. To unite or fasten together by stitches, as with a needle and thread.
- v. To close or stop by ssewing; -- often with
- v. To inclose by sewing; -- sometimes with
- v. To practice sewing; to work with needle and thread.
- v. obsolete To drain, as a pond, for taking the fish.
- v. fasten by sewing; do needlework
- v. create (clothes) with cloth
- Related to sewer ("a drain"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sewen, from Old English seowian; see syū- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have found lots of great tips and tricks with this book and there are quite a few unique skirts that you can learn to sew from the book.”
“You can find a basic sewing machine pretty inexpensively, especially if you search out ebay and craigslist; learning to sew is just practice, practice, practice.”
“I think one of the mistakes women make when they want to learn to sew, is to pay for an expensive course that makes it a complicated and unhappy experience.”
“I found teaching my own girls to sew is hard sometimes!”
“For example, choosing to sew is a calculation of how we spend time, energy, and money.”
“Just because I’m a girl I know how to sew, is that it?”
“One of my reasons for learning to sew is that I have a closet full of thrifted clothes that don’t fit me, but that I like for some reason, and want to wear somehow.”
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“The whole point to being able to sew is to make what you like, and that which suits YOU - regardless of what's in style.”
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