Seam



noun
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.
Knitting. a line of stitches formed by purling.
6.
Geology. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
verb (used with object)
7.
to join with or as if with stitches; make the seam or seams of.
8.
to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
9.
Knitting. to knit with or in a seam.
verb (used without object)
10.
to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
11.
Knitting. to make a line of stitches by purling.
noun
1.
the line along which pieces of fabric are joined, esp by stitching
2.
a ridge or line made by joining two edges
3.
a stratum of coal, ore, etc
4.
a linear indentation, such as a wrinkle or scar
5.
(surgery) another name for suture (sense 1b)
6.
(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.
(Northern English, dialect) in a good seam, doing well, esp financially
verb
9.
(transitive) to join or sew together by or as if by a seam
10.
(US) to make ridges in (knitting) using purl stitch
11.
to mark or become marked with or as if with a seam or wrinkle
seam
(sēm)
A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
see:

burst at the seams
come apart at the seams

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