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  Dictionary Definition of sow

sow [1]
verb, sowed, sown or sowed, sowing.

-- verb (t)
1. to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant (seed, and hence a crop).
2. to scatter seed over (land, earth, etc.) for the purpose of growth.
3. to introduce for development; seek to propagate or extend; disseminate: to sow distrust or dissension.
4. to strew or sprinkle with anything.
-- verb (i)
5. to sow seed, as for the production of a crop.
[ME sowen, OE sawan, c. G säen; akin to L serere ]
-- sower, noun