verb (used with object), hemmed, hem·ming.
Words nearby hem
Origin of hem1
Definition for hem (2 of 3)
verb (used without object), hemmed, hem·ming.
Origin of hem2
Definition for hem (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for hem
Such products are not suited for the rigours of public life, and need to be adapted, at the very least by sewing in hem weights.Kate Middleton's History of Flesh-Flashing Wardrobe Malfunctions|Tom Sykes|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I could sum it up in a few choice words, I would, but instead I hem and haw, before stumbling through some rambling rejoinder.Fear And Self-Loathing In Scandinavia: The Fiction Of Karl Ove Knausgaard|Ted Gioia|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Music, too, can dismantle me—for instance, this morning: Sam Cooke singing “Touch the Hem of His Garment.”
Tessie rose, unrolled her scented handkerchief, and taking a bit of gum from a knot in the hem, placed it in her mouth.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Kate, sweetie, you really need to get some hem weights fitted to your clothes.New Wardrobe Malfunction Today Suggests Kate REALLY Needs Hem Weights|Tom Sykes|June 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He choked, recovered himself, and continued: "Disreputable quarters of Algiers—hem———"The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne|Robert Hichens
Taking the half close to first group, knot the strands together one half inch from the hem.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
And knowing all this, he knew that he had touched the hem of the garment of the Christ-understanding.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
Less essential are the orphreys on the hem of the arms and the fringes along the slits at the sides and the lower hem.
The stick in the hem on the lower edge of the shade is supplied with a screweye, A, at each end.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various