seam

[ seem ]
/ sim /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
Knitting. to make a line of stitches by purling.

Origin of seam

before 1000; Middle English seme (noun), Old English sēam; cognate with German Saum hem; akin to sew1, Greek hymḗn membrane (see hymen)

Related forms

seam·er, nounun·der·seam, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for seam

seam

/ (siːm) /

noun


verb

Word Origin for seam

Old English; related to Old Norse saumr, Old High German soum
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Science definitions for seam

seam

[ sēm ]

A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.

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Idioms and Phrases with seam

seam

see burst at the seams; come apart at the seams.


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