[ seem ]
/ sim /
the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like.
the stitches used to make such a line.
any line formed by abutting edges.
any linear indentation or mark, as a wrinkle or scar.
Knitting. a line of stitches formed by purling.
Geology. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
verb (used with object)
to join with or as if with stitches; make the seam or seams of.
to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
Knitting. to knit with or in a seam.
verb (used without object)
to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
Knitting. to make a line of stitches by purling.
Origin of seam
Related formsseam·er, nounun·der·seam, noun
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There is a remarkable example of the retention of old work at Seamer, near Scarborough.The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church|A. Hamilton Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for seamer (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsiːmə) /
a person or thing that seams
another name for seam bowler
British Dictionary definitions for seamer (2 of 2)
/ (siːm) /
the line along which pieces of fabric are joined, esp by stitching
a ridge or line made by joining two edges
a stratum of coal, ore, etc
a linear indentation, such as a wrinkle or scar
surgery another name for suture (def. 1b)
(modifier) cricket of or relating to a style of bowling in which the bowler utilizes the stitched seam round the ball in order to make it swing in flight and after touching the grounda seam bowler
bursting at the seams full to overflowing
in a good seam Northern English dialect doing well, esp financially
(tr) to join or sew together by or as if by a seam
US to make ridges in (knitting) using purl stitch
to mark or become marked with or as if with a seam or wrinkle
Word Origin for seam
Old English; related to Old Norse saumr, Old High German soum
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Science definitions for seamer
[ sēm ]
A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
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Idioms and Phrases with seamer
see burst at the seams; come apart at the seams.
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