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seam

 (sēm)
n.
1.
a. A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
b. A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges.
c. A suture.
d. A scar.
2. A line across a surface, as a crack, fissure, or wrinkle.
3. A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
v. seamed, seam·ing, seams
v.tr.
1. To put together with or as if with a seam.
2. To mark with a groove, wrinkle, scar, or other seamlike line.
v.intr.
To become fissured or furrowed; crack open.

[Middle English seme, from Old English sēam; see syū- in Indo-European roots.]

seam′er n.

seam

(siːm)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) the line along which pieces of fabric are joined, esp by stitching
2. a ridge or line made by joining two edges
3. (Geological Science) a stratum of coal, ore, etc
4. a linear indentation, such as a wrinkle or scar
5. (Surgery) surgery another name for suture1b
6. (Cricket) (modifier) cricket of or relating to a style of bowling in which the bowler utilizes the stitched seam round the ball in order to make it swing in flight and after touching the ground: a seam bowler.
7. bursting at the seams full to overflowing
8. in a good seam dialect Northern English doing well, esp financially
vb
9. (Knitting & Sewing) (tr) to join or sew together by or as if by a seam
10. (Knitting & Sewing) US to make ridges in (knitting) using purl stitch
11. to mark or become marked with or as if with a seam or wrinkle
[Old English; related to Old Norse saumr, Old High German soum]

seam

(sim)

n.
1. the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like.
2. the stitches used to make such a line.
3. any line formed by abutting edges.
4. any linear indentation or mark, as a wrinkle or scar.
5. Geol. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
v.t.
6. to join with or as if with stitches.
7. to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
v.i.
8. to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
[before 1000; Middle English seme (n.), Old English sēam, c. Old Frisian sām, Old High German soum (German Saum), Old Norse saumr; akin to sew]
seam′er, n.

seam

(sēm)
Geology
A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.

seam

- Etymologically, a joint made by sewing.
See also related terms for joint.

Seam

 a horse-load; a load or burden; specifically, eight bushels of grain; three hundred-weight of hay or manure; two hundred-weight of straw (a cartload).
Examples: seam of apples (9 pecks); of corn (a quarter), 1440; of dung, 1726; of glass (120 lb.), 1325; of grain (8 bushels); of hay (3 ctw), 1880; of lime, 1536; of manure, (3 cwt); of oats (8 bushels), 1377; of sand (6-8 pecks); of straw (3 cwt); of wood, 1545.

seam


Past participle: seamed
Gerund: seaming

Imperative
seam
seam
Present
I seam
you seam
he/she/it seams
we seam
you seam
they seam
Preterite
I seamed
you seamed
he/she/it seamed
we seamed
you seamed
they seamed
Present Continuous
I am seaming
you are seaming
he/she/it is seaming
we are seaming
you are seaming
they are seaming
Present Perfect
I have seamed
you have seamed
he/she/it has seamed
we have seamed
you have seamed
they have seamed
Past Continuous
I was seaming
you were seaming
he/she/it was seaming
we were seaming
you were seaming
they were seaming
Past Perfect
I had seamed
you had seamed
he/she/it had seamed
we had seamed
you had seamed
they had seamed
Future
I will seam
you will seam
he/she/it will seam
we will seam
you will seam
they will seam
Future Perfect
I will have seamed
you will have seamed
he/she/it will have seamed
we will have seamed
you will have seamed
they will have seamed
Future Continuous
I will be seaming
you will be seaming
he/she/it will be seaming
we will be seaming
you will be seaming
they will be seaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seaming
you have been seaming
he/she/it has been seaming
we have been seaming
you have been seaming
they have been seaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seaming
you will have been seaming
he/she/it will have been seaming
we will have been seaming
you will have been seaming
they will have been seaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seaming
you had been seaming
he/she/it had been seaming
we had been seaming
you had been seaming
they had been seaming
Conditional
I would seam
you would seam
he/she/it would seam
we would seam
you would seam
they would seam
Past Conditional
I would have seamed
you would have seamed
he/she/it would have seamed
we would have seamed
you would have seamed
they would have seamed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seam - joint consisting of a line formed by joining two piecesseam - joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
felled seam, fell - seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
surgical seam, suture - a seam used in surgery
welt - a raised or strengthened seam
2.seam - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic - the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line - a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of destiny, line of fate, line of Saturn - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
3.seam - a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profitseam - a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit; "he worked in the coal beds"
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
coal seam - a seam of coal
Verb1.seam - put together with a seam; "seam a dress"
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
suture - join with a suture; "suture the wound after surgery"

seam

noun
1. joint, closure, suture (Surgery) The seam of her tunic was split from armpit to hem.
2. layer, vein, stratum, lode The average UK coal seam is one metre thick.
bursting at the seams full (to bursting), crowded, packed, jammed, crammed, chock-full, chock-a-block The hotel was bursting at the seams.
fall apart at the seams collapse, fail, stop working, come unstuck, seize up, go kaput (informal), go phut The university system is falling apart at the seams.

seam

noun
A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
Translations
خَط أو طبَقَة الفَحمخَط الإلِتِقاءدَرْز، خَط الدَّرْزدَرْزَةيَدْرِز
ševslojspárasešít
sømsømme=-laglagsammenføjning
saumasuonitikkausjuonneommel
šav
vékony réteg
jarîlagsamskeytisauma samansaumur
縫い目
솔기
išvirkščioji pusėsiūlėsiuvėjasusiūti
apvīlētsašūtslānisšuvevīle
sloj
šivstik
söm
ตะเข็บ
damardikişdikiş yeridikmekek/bağlantı yeri
đường may nối

seam

[siːm]
A. N
1. (Sew) → costura f
to fall or come apart at the seamsdescoserse
to be bursting at the seams [dress etc] → estar a punto de reventar por las costuras (fig) [room etc] → estar a rebosar
2. (Welding) → juntura f
3. (Geol) → filón m, veta f
B. VT (Sew) → coser (Tech) → juntar

seam

[ˈsiːm] n
(in cloth)couture f; (in plastic, metal)soudure f
to be bursting at the seams [room, building, suitcase] → être plein(e) à craquer
The hall was bursting at the seams → La salle était pleine à craquer.
to come apart at the seams, to fall apart at the seams [garment] → se découdre
Did your dress fall apart at the seams? → Est-ce que ta robe s'est décousue?; [system, organization, team, person, life] → battre de l'aile
Her marriage was falling apart at the seams → Son mariage battait de l'aile.
[coal] → veine f, filon m

seam

n
Naht f; (= scar)Narbe f; (Naut) → Fuge f; are my seams straight?sitzen meine Nähte gerade?; to come or fall apart at the seams (lit, fig)aus den Nähten gehen; to be bursting at the seams (lit, fig)aus allen Nähten platzen (inf)
(Geol) → Flöz nt
vt (= sew, join)nähen; (fig: = mark with lines) → durchziehen

seam

[siːm] n
a. (Sewing) → cucitura; (Welding) → saldatura
to come apart at the seams → scucirsi
my dress is bursting at the seams → scoppio dentro questo vestito
the hall was bursting at the seams (fig) → l'aula era piena zeppa
b. (Geol) (of coal) → filone m, vena

seam

(siːm) noun
1. the line formed by the sewing together of two pieces of cloth etc.
2. the line where two things meet or join. Water was coming in through the seams of the boat.
3. a thin line or layer of coal etc in the earth. a coal seam.
verb
to sew a seam in. I've pinned the skirt together but I haven't seamed it yet.
ˈseamstress (ˈsemstrəs) , (ˈsiːmstrəs) noun
a woman who earns her living by sewing.
the seamy side (of life)
the roughest, most unpleasant side or aspect of human life.

seam

دَرْزَة šev søm Naht ραφή costura sauma couture šav cucitura 縫い目 솔기 naad søm szew costura шов söm ตะเข็บ dikiş đường may nối 接缝

seam

n. costura, línea de costura.
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