verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- sealing wax,
- sealyham terrier,
- seam binding,
- seam bowler,
- seaman apprentice,
- seaman recruit
Origin of seam
Examples from the Web for seam
Fumbleroooohski…'” (39) “'Look at me, ungh, splitting my own seam, oohh… going deep.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Roll the pork over the stuffing, like a jelly roll, until the seam is facing down and the fat back is on top.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries|Carla Hall|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a number of years, we lived in the Abu Tor neighborhood, right on the seam of East and West Jerusalem.
When we have thus turned the tale, the seam without, it may be thought too ridiculous to have attracted notice.A True Relation of the Apparition of one Mrs. Veal|Daniel Defoe
Holding in his hands the chisel he had been working with, Harvey began chopping furiously at the seam in the ice.The Rival Campers Ashore|Ruel Perley Smith
Apply the rosin to the joint, then with the heated iron and some solder tack the seam on the top, then on the bottom and middle.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
Does someone besides ourselves wish to find out if a seam yet exists?The Underground City|Jules Verne
While I was working in this way, getting more enraged every moment, a bedbug ran out of the seam between my fingers.The Woman Who Toils|Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Word Origin for seam
Old English seam "seam, suture, junction," from Proto-Germanic *saumaz (cf. Old Frisian sam "hem, seam," Old Norse saumr, Middle Dutch som, Dutch zoom, Old High German soum, German Saum "hem"), from PIE root *syu- "to sew, to bind" (cf. Old English siwian, Latin suere, Sanskrit syuman; see sew).
Chidynge and reproche ... vnsowen the semes of freendshipe in mannes herte. [Chaucer, "Parson's Tale," c.1386]
Meaning "raised band of stitching on a ball" is recorded from 1888. Geological use is from 1590s.
1580s, from seam (n.). Related: Seamed; seaming.
see burst at the seams; come apart at the seams.