Definition of Seam

1. Noun. Joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces.

Specialized synonyms: Fell, Felled Seam, Surgical Seam, Suture, Welt
Generic synonyms: Joint
Derivative terms: Seamster, Seamy



2. Verb. Put together with a seam. "Seam a dress"
Generic synonyms: Bring Together, Join
Specialized synonyms: Suture

3. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

4. Noun. A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit. "He worked in the coal beds"
Exact synonyms: Bed
Generic synonyms: Stratum
Specialized synonyms: Coal Seam

Definition of Seam

1. n. Grease; tallow; lard.

2. n. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.

3. v. t. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.

4. v. i. To become ridgy; to crack open.

5. n. A denomination of weight or measure.

Definition of Seam

1. Noun. (sewing) A folded back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric. ¹

2. Noun. A suture. ¹

3. Noun. A thin stratum, especially of coal or mineral. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam. ¹

5. Noun. An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels. ¹

6. Noun. An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds. ¹

7. Noun. (Construction) A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials. Seams can be made or sealed in a varity of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc. ¹

8. Verb. To put together with a seam. ¹

9. Verb. To mark with a seam. ¹

10. Verb. To crack open along a seam. ¹

11. Verb. (cricket) Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam. ¹

12. Verb. (cricket) Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seam

1. to join with a seam (a line formed by sewing two pieces of fabric together) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Seam

1. Origin: OE. Seem, seam, AS. Seam; akin to D. Zoom, OHG. Soum, G. Saum, LG. Soom, Icel. Saumr, Sw. & Dan. Som, and E. Sew. 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." (Addison) 3. 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 cicatrix. Seam blast, a blast by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks. Seam lace, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges. Synonym: seaming lace. Seam presser. A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows. A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. Seam set, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seam

sealing washer
sealing wax
sealings
sealion
sealions
sealless
seallike
seals
sealship
sealskin
sealskin tent
sealskins
sealwax
sealwaxes
sealyhams
seam (current term)
seam allowance
seam allowances
seamaid
seamaids
seaman
seaman apprentice
seaman recruit
seamanite
seamanlike
seamanly
seamanship
seamanships
seamark
seamarks

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