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English noun: sow

1. sow (animal) an adult female hog


Broader (hypernym)swine


English verb: sow

1. sow (contact) place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth


SamplesShe sowed sunflower seeds.


ExamplesThey sow rye in the field


Synonymsseed


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)broadcast, inseminate, scatter, sow, sow in


Verb groupinseminate, sow, sow in


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry

2. sow (communication) introduce into an environment


SamplesSow suspicion or beliefs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread

3. sow (contact) place seeds in or on (the ground)


SamplesSow the ground with sunflower seeds.


ExamplesThey sow the field with rye


Synonymsinseminate, sow in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)seed, sow


Verb groupseed, sow


Domain categoryagriculture, farming, husbandry









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