How Do You Spell SEW?

Pronunciation: [sˈə͡ʊ] (IPA)

The word "sew" consists of only three letters, yet it can be a source of confusion when it comes to its spelling. Phonetically, "sew" is pronounced as /soʊ/, with the "s" sound being followed by a diphthong sound that includes the long "o" and "w" sound. This is because "sew" is not related to the similar-sounding word "so," which only contains the "o" sound. It is important to pay attention to the context in which the word is being used to ensure accurate spelling.

SEW Meaning and Definition

  1. Sew is a verb that refers to the act of joining or mending fabrics or materials together using a needle and thread. It involves the technique of stitching, where one end of a thread is passed through the fabric repeatedly in a specific pattern to create a strong and secured bond. Sewing is a fundamental skill used in various disciplines such as crafts, clothing construction, upholstery, and quilting.

    To sew, one typically starts by threading a needle with a suitable thread, selecting different types of stitching techniques depending on the desired outcome. These techniques may include running stitch, backstitch, whipstitch, or others, depending on the material and purpose of the sewing project. The fabric pieces are carefully aligned and held in place using pins or clips to ensure precise stitching. The needle is then carefully maneuvered through the material, creating a series of loops and knots to form a secure bond.

    Sewing can also involve the use of a sewing machine, which automates the process of stitching fabrics together. Modern sewing machines have evolved to provide various stitching options, allowing for more precise and efficient sewing.

    Overall, sewing is an essential skill that allows the creation, repair, or modification of fabrics and materials, enabling individuals to unleash their creativity and produce functional and aesthetically pleasing items.

  2. To join or fasten together by means of a needle and thread.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Top Common Misspellings for SEW *

  • ser 33.3333333%
  • seo 33.3333333%
  • soew 33.3333333%

* The statistics data for these misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.

Other Common Misspellings for SEW

Etymology of SEW

The word "sew" comes from the Old English word "siwan", which means "to sew, join, or fasten with stitches". This term can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word *siwjaną, and further back to the Proto-Indo-European root *siw-, meaning "to sew or stitch". The word has remained relatively consistent in its spelling and pronunciation throughout its history.

Idioms with the word SEW

  • sew up The idiom "sew up" typically means to bring something to a successful and complete conclusion, often implying the achievement of a certain goal or outcome. It originated from the action of sewing up a garment, where all the loose ends are neatly tied up, symbolizing the completion of the sewing process. In a figurative sense, "sew up" refers to finalizing or securing a situation in a skillful and efficient manner.
  • sew up sth The idiom "sew up something" means to complete, finalize, or secure something in a definitive and efficient manner. It is often used to describe a situation where someone successfully accomplishes or gains complete control over something, leaving no loose ends or uncertainties.
  • sew sm or sth up The idiom "sew (someone or something) up" is typically used to mean completing or finalizing a task or arrangement in a skillful or efficient manner. It often implies accomplishing something successfully or ensuring a positive outcome.

Similar spelling words for SEW

Conjugate verb Sew


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