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HEM, n.

1. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it and prevent the raveling of the threads.

2. Edge; border. Matt.9.

3. A particular sound of the human voice, expressed by the word hem.

HEM, v.t. To form a hem or border; to fold and sew down the edge of cloth to strengthen it.

1. To border; to edge.

All the skirt about

Was hemm'd with golden fringe.

To hem in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. The troops were hemmed in by the enemy. Sometimes perhaps to hem about or round, may be used in a like sense.

HEM, v.i. To make the sound expressed by the word hem.




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HEM, n.

1. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it and prevent the raveling of the threads.

2. Edge; border. Matt.9.

3. A particular sound of the human voice, expressed by the word hem.

HEM, v.t. To form a hem or border; to fold and sew down the edge of cloth to strengthen it.

1. To border; to edge.

All the skirt about

Was hemm'd with golden fringe.

To hem in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. The troops were hemmed in by the enemy. Sometimes perhaps to hem about or round, may be used in a like sense.

HEM, v.i. To make the sound expressed by the word hem.


HEM, n. [Sax. hem; W. hem; Russ. kaima.]

  1. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it and prevent the raveling of the threads.
  2. Edge; border. Matth. ix.
  3. A particular sound of the human voice, expressed by the word hem.

HEM, v.i. [D. hemmen.]

To make the sound expressed by the word hem.


HEM, v.t.

  1. To form a hem or border; to fold and sew down the edge of cloth to strengthen it.
  2. To border; to edge. All the skirt about / Was hemm'd with golden fringe. Spenser. To hem in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. The troops were hemmed in by the enemy. Sometimes perhaps to hem about or round may be used in a like sense.

Hem
  1. Them

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.

    Cough or cry hem, if anybody come. Shak.

  3. An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.

    "His morning hems." Spectator.
  4. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.

    "Hem, and stroke thy beard." Shak.
  5. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen it and prevent raveling.
  6. To form a hem or border to] to fold and sew down the edge of.

    Wordsworth.
  7. Border; edge; margin.

    "Hem of the sea." Shak.
  8. To border; to edge

    All the skirt about
    Was hemmed with golden fringe.
    Spenser.

    To hem about, around, or in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. "With valiant squadrons round about to hem." Fairfax. "Hemmed in to be a spoil to tyranny." Daniel. -- To hem out, to shut out. "You can not hem me out of London." J. Webster.

  9. A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.
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Hem

HEM, noun

1. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it and prevent the raveling of the threads.

2. Edge; border. Matthew 9:20.

3. A particular sound of the human voice, expressed by the word hem

HEM, verb transitive To form a hem or border; to fold and sew down the edge of cloth to strengthen it.

1. To border; to edge.

All the skirt about

Was hemm'd with golden fringe.

To hem in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. The troops were hemmed in by the enemy. Sometimes perhaps to hem about or round, may be used in a like sense.

HEM, verb intransitive To make the sound expressed by the word hem

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