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  1. hem(noun)

    the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down

    "the hem of her dress was stained"; "let down the hem"; "he stitched weights into the curtain's hem"; "it seeped along the hem of his jacket"

  2. hem, ahem(verb)

    the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc.

  3. hem(verb)

    fold over and sew together to provide with a hem

    "hem my skirt"

  4. hem(verb)

    utter `hem' or `ahem'

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  1. Hem


  2. Hem

    an onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm

  3. Hem(noun)

    an utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention

  4. Hem(verb)

    to make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking

  5. Hem(noun)

    the edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling

  6. Hem(noun)

    border; edge; margin

  7. Hem(noun)

    a border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge

  8. Hem(verb)

    to form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of

  9. Hem(verb)

    to border; to edge

  10. Origin: [OE., fr. AS. him, heom, dative pl. of. h he. See He, They.]

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  1. Hem

    A hem in sewing is a garment finishing method, where the edge of a piece of cloth is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent unravelling of the fabric.

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