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Seam meaning

seam - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. Grease; tallow; lard.
  2. 2. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
  3. 3. A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
  4. 4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
  5. 5. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
  6. 6. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A denomination of weight or measure.
  9. 9. The quantity of eight bushels of grain.
  10. 10. The quantity of 120 pounds of glass.
  11. 11. Juncture of two edges; line of sewing; line of union; vein of metal; ridge.
  12. 12. To make a seam in; make a ridge on.

seam - examples of usage

  1. But if, in digging a coal pit, water rushes in and prevents the miners reaching the coal seam, it is clear that the water is the opposite of useful. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. We had ample reason to pull hard, for the water was leaking in through every seam in the boat; but I hoped that she might keep afloat long enough to enable us to reach the side of the frigate. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. I don't know as I could sew up a seam. - "Friendship Village", Zona Gale.
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