What does the word sow mean?

Usage examples for sow

  1. His going away nearly broke his mother's heart; and some among the neighbours said it would have been far wiser for young Allister to stay at home and help his father to plough and sow and gather in the harvest, than to go so far and suffer so much for gold, which might be slow in coming, and which must be quick in going should sickness overtake him in the land of strangers. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. From our exile we still sow our seed. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman