Definition of sower in US English:



  • See sow

    • ‘Oats had to be transported to the field where the sower, carrying a supply in a canvas apron hanging around his neck, used both hands to scatter seed as he walked.’
    • ‘Alon's idea, which became his master's thesis, was to feed the birds directly, by scattering corn near the lake with a mechanical sower.’
    • ‘And like the New Testament parable of the sower and the seed, it remains to be seen whether the pope's prayers will fall on stony ground or whether they bear much fruit.’
    • ‘In the late 1980s, land mines in the thousands had become a post-war hazard for sowers as they returned to the fields in which they had not been able to work during wartime.’
    • ‘He observes the annual round of sowers and barley harvesters, goes stubblewalking, and contemplates how the modern combine has forever changed life for rural farmers.’