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 seaming
The effects vary with the depth and tightness of the seaming.Chincha Plain-weave cloths|Lila M. O'Neale
The lieutenant himself traced out the pattern and cut out the strips, and all hands were employed in seaming them together.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
Frame-work knitting also gave employment to women and children in seaming up the hose.Women in Modern Industry|B. L. Hutchins
In seaming the bag, take care not to wrinkle it in the clams.
Captain Joe could see the deep lines about the eyes, seaming the dry, shrunken skin.Caleb West, Master Diver|F. Hopkinson Smith
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.