from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Liquid and solid waste carried off in sewers or drains.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed.
- n. sewerage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The contents of a sewer or drain; refuse liquids or matter carried off by sewers.
- n. Sewerage, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The matter which passes through sewers; excreted and waste matter, solid and liquid, carried off in sewers and drains. Also sewerage.
- n. Same as sewerage, 1.
- n. Synonyms See sewerage.
- To fertilize by the application of sewage.
- To furnish with sewers; drain with sewers; sewer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
Perhaps sew, sewer (from Middle English, short for Anglo-Norman sewere; see sewer1) + -age.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From sewer (“system of pipes used to remove human waste and to provide drainage”) + -age or from sew ("to drain or draw off water") + -age. (Wiktionary)