1 [soo-er]
an artificial conduit, usually underground, for carrying off waste water and refuse, as in a town or city.
verb (used with object)
to provide or equip with sewers: a tax increase necessary to sewer the neighborhood.

1375–1425; late Middle English suer(e) < dialectal Old French se(u)wiere overflow channel (compare Old French ess(e)ouer(e) ditch) < Latin *exaquāria drain for carrying water off, equivalent to Latin ex- ex- + aqu(a) water + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary; see sew2, -er2

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sewer1 (ˈsuːə)
1.  a drain or pipe, esp one that is underground, used to carry away surface water or sewage
2.  (tr) to provide with sewers
[C15: from Old French esseveur, from essever to drain, from Vulgar Latin exaquāre (unattested), from Latin ex-1 + aqua water]

sewer2 (ˈsəʊə)
a person or thing that sews

sewer3 (ˈsuːə)
(in medieval England) a servant of high rank in charge of the serving of meals and the seating of guests
[C14: shortened from Anglo-French asseour, from Old French asseoir to cause to sit, from Latin assidēre, from sedēre to sit]

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Word Origin & History

"conduit," 1402, from Anglo-Fr. sewere, O.N.Fr. sewiere "sluice from a pond" (13c.), lit. "something that makes water flow," from aphetic form of Gallo-Romance *exaquaria (cf. M.Fr. esseveur), from L. ex- "out" + aquaria, fem. of aquarius "pertaining to water," from aqua "water."
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