Seam
Seam Seam, 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. (Geol. & Mining) A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal. [1913 Webster]

4. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix. [1913 Webster]

{Seam blast}, a blast made by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks.

{Seam lace}, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; -- called also {seaming lace}.

{Seam presser}. (Agric.) (a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows. (b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. --Knight.

{Seam set}, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Seam — Seam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seamed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seaming}.] 1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite. [1913 Webster] 2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar. [1913 Webster] Seamed o er with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • seam — [si:m] n [: Old English;] 1.) a line where two pieces of cloth, leather etc have been stitched together ▪ She was repairing Billy s trousers, where the seam had come undone. ▪ Join the shoulder seams together. 2.) a layer of a mineral under the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seam — [sēm] n. [ME seme < OE seam, akin to Ger saum < IE base * siw , * sū > SEW] 1. a) a joining of two pieces of material with a line of stitches b) the line of stitches [sew a fine seam] c) the material between the margin of each of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Seam — Seam, v. i. To become ridgy; to crack open. [1913 Webster] Later their lips began to parch and seam. L. Wallace. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seam — Seam, 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 oats. P. Plowman. (b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seam — (s[=e]m), n. [See {Saim}.] Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Shak. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • seam — [ sim ] noun count 1. ) a line of stitches that joins two pieces of cloth: The seam at the back of your skirt has split. a ) a line where two pieces of metal, wood, etc. have been joined 2. ) a long thin layer of something such as coal under the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seam — (n.) O.E. seam, from P.Gmc. *saumaz (Cf. O.N. saumr, O.H.G. soum, Ger. Saum), from PIE root *siw /*sju to sew (Cf. O.E. siwian, L. suere, Skt. syuman; see SEW (Cf. sew)). Chidynge and reproche vnsowen the semes of …   Etymology dictionary

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