joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line(noun)
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
"his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
"he worked in the coal beds"
put together with a seam
"seam a dress"
A folded back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric.
A thin stratum, especially of coal or mineral.
The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
(Construction) A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials. Seams can be made or sealed in a varity of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc.
To put together with a seam.
To mark with a seam.
To crack open along a seam.
Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.
Origin: From seam, from saumaz. Cognate with West Frisian seam, Dutch zoom, German Saum, Swedish söm.
grease; tallow; lard
the fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather
hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc
a thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal
a line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix
to form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite
to mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar
to make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting
to become ridgy; to crack open
a denomination of weight or measure
the quantity of eight bushels of grain
the quantity of 120 pounds of glass
Origin: [See Saim.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sēm, n. (Shak.) grease, hog's lard.—v.t. to grease. [O. Fr. sain—L. sagina, grease.]
sēm, n. that which is sewed: a piece of plain sewing: the line formed by the sewing together of two pieces: a line of union: a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal, &c.: a suture: (geol.) a thin layer between thicker strata.—v.t. to unite by a seam: to sew: to make a seam in.—ns. Seam′er, one who seams; Seam′ing-lace, a galloon, braiding, gold lace, &c. to sew upon seams in upholstery; Seam′ing-machine′, a power-tool for bending sheet-metal as required: a machine used to join fabrics lengthwise preparatory to printing, &c.—adj. Seam′less, without a seam: woven throughout.—ns. Seam′-press′er, an implement used to press down the newly-ploughed furrow: a goose or iron used by tailors to flatten the seams of cloth; Seam′-rent, a rent along a seam; Seam′-roll′er, in leather-working, a rubber for flattening down the edges of seams; Seam′-rubb′er; Seam′-set, a grooved punch used by tinmen; Seam′ster, one who sews:—fem. Seam′stress; Seam′stressy (Sterne), sewing.—adj. Seam′y, having a seam or seams.—n. Seam′y-side, the worst side or view of anything.—White seam (Scot.), underclothing in the process of making. [A.S. séam—síwian, to sew; Dut. zoom, Ger. saum.]
sēm, n. a load for a pack-horse, eight bushels of grain. [A.S. séam, a burden—L. sagma—Gr. sagma, a pack-saddle.]
The numerical value of SEAM in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of SEAM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
My friends would go to a baseball game with their dad. [And I’d say] well, my dad is teaching me how to do an overlock seam tonight.
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- søm, suturDanish
- Saum, Schicht, Naht, FlözGerman
- cicatriz, sutura, veta, costuraSpanish
- tikkaus, sauma, juonne, suoni, ommelFinnish
- cicatrice, suture, veine, coutureFrench
- varrat, varrásHungarian
- sutura, vena, cucituraItalian
- SamLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- maurua, moruaMāori
- costura, suturaPortuguese
- costeure, rakeudaedjeWalloon
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