Sewing
Sewing Sew"ing, n. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is sewed with the needle. [1913 Webster]

{Sewing horse} (Harness making), a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.

{Sewing machine}, a machine for sewing or stitching.

{Sewing press}, or {Sewing table} (Bookbinding), a fixture or table having a frame in which are held the cords to which the back edges of folded sheets are sewed to form a book. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sewing — [[t]so͟ʊɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Sewing is the activity of making or mending clothes or other things using a needle and thread. Her mother had always done all the sewing. 2) N UNCOUNT Sewing is clothes or other things that are being sewn. We all got… …   English dictionary

  • Sewing — Sew Sew, v. t. [imp. {Sewed}; p. p. {Sewed}, rarely {Sewn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sewing}.] [OE. sewen, sowen, AS. si[ o]wian, s[=i]wian; akin to OHG. siuwan, Icel. s?ja, Sw. sy, Dan. sye, Goth. siujan, Lith. siuti, Russ, shite, L. ssuere, Gr. ????,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sewing — noun a) The action of the verb to sew. She put down her sewing and went to answer the door. b) Something that is being or has been sewn. The sewing has come undone on this seam …   Wiktionary

  • sewing — Synonyms and related words: Smyth sewing, applique, backing, baste, bibliopegy, bind, binder board, binding, book cloth, book cover, book jacket, bookbinding, bookcase, buttonhole, case, casemaking, casing in, collating, collating mark, cover,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sewing — sew|ing [ˈsəuıŋ US ˈsou ] n [U] 1.) the activity or skill of making or repairing clothes or decorating cloth with a needle and thread 2.) something you are sewing ▪ Imogen sighed and picked up her sewing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sewing — sew|ing [ souıŋ ] noun uncount * work you do with cloth using a needle and THREAD or a sewing machine, especially making or repairing something a. things such as clothes or curtains that you make or repair using a needle and THREAD or a sewing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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