verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of seam
Related Words for seameddishevel, derange, fasten, tailor, stitch, embroider, wrap, insert, pinch, scrunch, rumple, pucker, crease, crumple, ruffle, cockle, fold, seam, crinkle, tousle
Examples from the Web for seamed
Contemporary Examples of seamed
The post-dinner conversations of staffers and policy-makers was seamed with shame, and even defeatism.Indefensible but Indispensable America
December 12, 2014
He was a biggish lad, with a boyish, slightly mischievous grin, and thoughtfulness and consideration were seamed in his character.The James Foley I Knew in the ISIS War Zone
August 20, 2014
Every female extra wore the right girdle and seamed stockings; every man had the correct length tie.Book of Mormon's Magnificent Costumes
April 15, 2011
Historical Examples of seamed
His face, small, sharp-featured and weazened, was seamed with a thousand wrinkles.The Inn at the Red Oak
The land was seamed and scarred, the colors of the foliage somber.
One yard and three nails, doubled and seamed up, is the proper size.
All these must be neatly hemmed and run, or seamed, if necessary.
And he kissed her cheek, bathed as it was and seamed with, hot tears.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
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.