sow

Part of speech: noun

Sower.

Part of speech: participle

Sowing.

Part of speech: verb

To scatter, as seed; disseminate.

Part of speech: verb

To plant with seed.

Part of speech: verb

To scatter as seed for a harvest.

Part of speech: noun

A female hog.

Part of speech: noun

A small bug. sowbug.

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Usage examples "sow":

  1. This life and the eternal state are linked in an inevitable moral sequence; as we sow, so shall we reap in successive lives. - "Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius", Samuel Dill.
  2. 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", Margaret Murray Robertson.
  3. From our exile we still sow our seed. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.