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SEAM, n.

1. The suture or uniting of two edges of cloth by the needle.

The coat was without seam , woven from the top throughout. John 29.

2. The joint or juncture of planks in a ship's side or deck; or rather the intervals between the edges of boards or planks in a floor, &c. The seams of the ships are filled with oakum, and covered with pitch.

3. In mines, a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal and the like.

4. A cicatrix or scar.

5. A measure of eight bushels of corn; or the vessel that contains it. [Not used in America.]




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SEAM, n.

1. The suture or uniting of two edges of cloth by the needle.

The coat was without seam , woven from the top throughout. John 29.

2. The joint or juncture of planks in a ship's side or deck; or rather the intervals between the edges of boards or planks in a floor, &c. The seams of the ships are filled with oakum, and covered with pitch.

3. In mines, a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal and the like.

4. A cicatrix or scar.

5. A measure of eight bushels of corn; or the vessel that contains it. [Not used in America.]


SEAM, n.1 [Sax. seam; D. zoom; G. saum; Dan. söm; Sw. söm, a seam, a suture; söma, to sew. The G. saum signifies a hem or border. The word probably signifies the uniting by sewing. In Danish, sömmer signifies to hem, and to beseem, to be seemly, to become, to be suitable. We see then that seam and seem, are from one root. The primary sense is to meet, to come or put together. See Same and Assemble. Class Sm, No. 33, 40.]

  1. The suture or uniting of two edges of cloth by the needle. – Dryden. The coat was without seam, woven from the top through-out. – John xix.
  2. The joint or juncture of planks in a ship's side or deck; or rather the intervals between the edges of boards or planks in a floor, &c. The seams of ships are filled with oakum, and covered with pitch.
  3. In mines, a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal, and the like. – Encyc. Kirwan. In geology, thin layers which separate strata of greater magnitude.
  4. A cicatrix or sear.
  5. A measure of eight bushels of corn; or the vessel that contains it. [Not used in America.] A seam of glass, the quantity of 120 pounds, or 24 stone of five pounds each. [Not used in America.] Encyc.

SEAM, n.2 [Sax. seim; W. saim.]

Tallow; grease; lard. [Not in ate.] – Shak. Dryden.


SEAM, v.t.

  1. To form a seam; to sew or otherwise unite.
  2. To mark with a cicatrix; to scar; as, seamed with wounds. – Pope.

Seam
  1. Grease; tallow; lard.

    [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Shak. Dryden.
  2. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
  3. To form a seam upon or of] to join by sewing together; to unite.
  4. To become ridgy; to crack open.

    Later their lips began to parch and seam. L. Wallace.

  5. A denomination of weight or measure.

    Specifically: (a)
  6. Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.

    Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join. Addison.

  7. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.

    Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave. Pope.

  8. A thin layer or stratum] a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
  9. To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
  10. A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.

    Seam blast, a blast made by putting the powder into seams or cracks of rocks. -- Seam lace, a lace used by carriage makers to cover seams and edges; -- called also seaming lace. -- Seam presser. (Agric.) (a) A heavy roller to press down newly plowed furrows. (b) A tailor's sadiron for pressing seams. Knight. -- Seam set, a set for flattering the seams of metal sheets, leather work, etc.

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Seam

SEAM, noun

1. The suture or uniting of two edges of cloth by the needle.

The coat was without seam , woven from the top throughout. John 19:23.

2. The joint or juncture of planks in a ship's side or deck; or rather the intervals between the edges of boards or planks in a floor, etc. The seams of the ships are filled with oakum, and covered with pitch.

3. In mines, a vein or stratum of metal, ore, coal and the like.

4. A cicatrix or scar.

5. A measure of eight bushels of corn; or the vessel that contains it. [Not used in America.]

A seam of glass, the quanity of 120 pounds, or 24 stones of five pounds each. [Not used in America.]

SEAM, noun Tallow; grease; lard. [Not in use.]

SEAM, verb transitive

1. To form a seam; to sew or otherwise unite.

2. To mark with a cicatrix; to scar; as seamed with wounds.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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