Sewer vs sewer

Sewer and sewer are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. We will examine the definitions of the words sewer and sewer, where these words came from, and a few examples of their use in sentences.

A sewer (SOO-whir) is a conduit for sewage, which is household or industrial waste. The word sewer is derived from the Old French word, sewiere, which means a pond sluice.

A sewer (SOH-whir) is someone who sews, which means to attach fabric by means of a needle and thread. Sewer is derived from the word sew, which is derived from the Old English word, siwian, which means to patch together.

Examples

Gonzales has won a statewide award for its ambitious, five-year project to expand its sewer system south of Interstate 10 to meeting growing development there. (The Advocate)

Communication between the public and the city’s water customers during emergencies and the status of upcoming water and sewer projects were among issues discussed by the Wellsburg water-sewer board on Wednesday. (Weirton Daily Times)

During Lois’s working career, she was a sewer at Broyhill Furniture; also, a cosmetologist and an accountant. (Taylorsville Times)

She was a sewer, crafter, crocheter and artist. (Cadillac News)

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