the line formed by sewing together pieces of cloth, leather, or the like.
the stitches used to make such a line.
any line formed by abutting edges.
any linear indentation or mark, as a wrinkle or scar.
Knitting. a line of stitches formed by purling.
Geology. a comparatively thin stratum; a bed, as of coal.
verb (used with object)
to join with or as if with stitches; make the seam or seams of.
to furrow; mark with wrinkles, scars, etc.
Knitting. to knit with or in a seam.
verb (used without object)
to become cracked, fissured, or furrowed.
Knitting. to make a line of stitches by purling.
the line along which pieces of fabric are joined, esp by stitching
a ridge or line made by joining two edges
a stratum of coal, ore, etc
a linear indentation, such as a wrinkle or scar
(surgery) another name for suture (sense 1b)
(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
bursting at the seams, full to overflowing
(Northern English, dialect) in a good seam, doing well, esp financially
(transitive) to join or sew together by or as if by a seam
(US) to make ridges in (knitting) using purl stitch
to mark or become marked with or as if with a seam or wrinkle
A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
burst at the seams
come apart at the seams
adverb 1. beneath the surface of the sea.
[uhn-der-sek-ri-tair-ee-it, uhn-der-sek-ri-ter-] /ˌʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˈtɛər i ɪt, ˈʌn dərˌsɛk rɪˌtɛr-/ noun 1. a department or section of a ministry of which an under secretary is in charge.
or undersecretary noun, (often initial capital letters) 1. an official who is subordinate to a principal secretary, as in the U.S. cabinet: Under Secretary of the Treasury.
noun, plural secretaries. 1. a person, usually an official, who is in charge of the records, correspondence, minutes of meetings, and related affairs of an organization, company, association, etc.: the secretary of the Linguistic Society of America. 2. a person employed to handle correspondence and do routine work in a business office, usually involving taking […]