Definition of Sewing

1. Noun. Joining or attaching by stitches.

Exact synonyms: Stitching
Generic synonyms: Handicraft
Specialized synonyms: Blind Stitching, Suturing
Derivative terms: Sew, Stitch

2. Noun. Needlework on which you are working with needle and thread. "She put her sewing back in the basket"
Exact synonyms: Stitchery
Specialized synonyms: Applique, Binding, Gather, Gathering, Darn, Mend, Patch, Patchwork, Stitch
Generic synonyms: Needlecraft, Needlework
Examples of category: Needle
Derivative terms: Sew, Stitch

Definition of Sewing

1. n. The act or occupation of one who sews.

Definition of Sewing

1. Verb. (present participle of sew) ¹

2. Noun. The action of the verb '''to sew'''. ¹

3. Noun. Something that is being or has been sewn. ¹

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Definition of Sewing

1. material that has been or is to be sewed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sewing

1. 1. The act or occupation of one who sews. 2. That which is sewed with the needle. Sewing horse, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sewing

sewer main
sewer rat
sewer system
sewer water
sewing (current term)
sewing-machine operator
sewing-machine stitch
sewing basket
sewing circle
sewing kit
sewing lounge
sewing machine
sewing machines
sewing needle
sewing room
sewing spasm
sewing up

Literary usage of Sewing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Plaintiff's claim, is for a balance which she contends the defendant owes her for commissions or compensation for sales of sewing machines, pianos, organs, ..."

2. The Great industries of the United States: being an historical summary of by Horace Greeley (1873)
"THE introduction of the sewing machine, by which the slow and ... The ultimate effects of the sewing machine, though by no means yet fully attained, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Apart from sewing by machine or hand, three principal methods of attaching soles to ... The various forms of sewing-machine by which uppers are closed, ..."

4. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1858)
"The sewing Machine in Glasgow, and its Effects on Production, Prices, and Wages. ... THE use of sewing Machines throughout Europe and America, ..."

5. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"To what extent, if any, the making of hand sewing needles was carried on in America during ... As the sewing machine is essentially an American production, ..."

6. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Clothing; elementary lessons in sewing the principles of color in dress, ... Girls'sewing club lessons and instructions for 1917. 1916. 18 p. ..."

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