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seam

seam

 
 
pronunciation:
sim
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a line of stitching along which two pieces of fabric, or one piece folded over, are attached.
His mother taught him how to mend a split seam.the seam of a dress
similar words:
join
definition 2: a line along which two objects are joined.
seams in the sidewalk
similar words:
join
definition 3: a long narrow layer of ore, coal, or the like.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seamed, seaming, seams
definition 1: to join together by means of a seam.
similar words:
piece
definition 2: to mark with a line, wrinkle, or furrow.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come to have cracks or furrows.
The field seamed during the drought.
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derivation: seamer (n.)
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Are you looking for the word seem (to appear to be)? Seam and seem sound alike but have different meanings.
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