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

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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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