Found 2 items, similar to Seam.
English → English
n 1: joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; “his
face has many lines”
; “ironing gets rid of most wrinkles”
3: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with
profit; “he worked in the coal beds”
v : put together with a seam; “seam a dress”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seamed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to
2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to
Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave.
3. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a
stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that
in such knitting.
(s[=e]m), n. [See Saim
Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Shak. --Dryden.
, n. [OE. seem, seam, AS. se['a]m; akin to D. zoom,
OHG. soum, G. saum, LG. soom, Icel. saumr, Sw. & Dan. s["o]m,
and E. sew. [root] 156. See Sew
to fasten with thread.]
1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of
cloth or leather.
2. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a
ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or
joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.
Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . .
that no coarse seam may discover where they join.
3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein
between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a
, a blast made by putting the powder into seams
or cracks of rocks.
, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams
and edges; -- called also seaming lace
(a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows.
(b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. --Knight.
, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets,
leather work, etc.
, v. i.
To become ridgy; to crack open.
Later their lips began to parch and seam. --L. Wallace.
, n. [AS. se['a]m, LL. sauma, L. sagma a packsaddle,
fr. Gr. ?. See Sumpter
A denomination of weight or measure. Specifically:
(a) The quantity of eight bushels of grain. “A seam of
(b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass. [Eng.]