To hem out
Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To border; to edge [1913 Webster]

All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{To hem about}, {To hem around}, or {To hem in}, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. ``With valiant squadrons round about to hem.'' --Fairfax. ``Hemmed in to be a spoil to tyranny.'' --Daniel.

{To hem out}, to shut out. ``You can not hem me out of London.'' --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To let out — Let Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hem about — Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to edge [1913 Webster] All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hem around — Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to edge [1913 Webster] All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To hem in — Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to edge [1913 Webster] All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hem — Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hemming}.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To border; to edge [1913 Webster] All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hem´stitch´er — hem|stitch «HEHM STIHCH», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, gathering the cross threads into a series of little groups. –n. 1. the stitch used. 2. ornamental needlework made by hemstitching.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hem|stitch — «HEHM STIHCH», verb, noun. –v.t., v.i. to hem along a line from which threads have been drawn out, gathering the cross threads into a series of little groups. –n. 1. the stitch used. 2. ornamental needlework made by hemstitching. –hem´stitch´er,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hem Vejakorn — Infobox Artist name = Hem Vejakorn imagesize = caption = birthname = birthdate = birth date|1904|1|17|mf=y location = Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand deathdate = death date and age|1969|4|16|1904|1|17|mf=y deathplace = Thon Buri, Bangkok field =… …   Wikipedia

  • hem — n. 1) to let out; lower; raise a hem 2) to pin up; shorten, take up; straighten a hem * * * [hem] lower raise a hem shorten straighten a hem take up to let out to pin up …   Combinatory dictionary

  • To let alone — Let Let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Let} ({Letted} (l[e^]t t[e^]d), [Obs].); p. pr. & vb. n. {Letting}.] [OE. leten, l[ae]ten (past tense lat, let, p. p. laten, leten, lete), AS. l[=ae]tan (past tense l[=e]t, p. p. l[=ae]ten); akin to OFries. l[=e]ta,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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