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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hem /ˈhɛm/
 邊緣,折邊,哼聲(vt.)縫邊,包圍,關閉(vi.)做折邊,發哼聲

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem pron.  Them [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem, interj. 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem, n. An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention. “His morning hems.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem, v. i.  To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking. Hem, and stroke thy beard.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem, n.
 1. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen it and prevent raveling.
 2. Border; edge; margin. Hem of the sea.”
 3. A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hemmed p. pr. & vb. n. Hemming.]
 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
 2. To border; to edge
 All the skirt about
 Was hemmed with golden fringe.   --Spenser.
 To hem about, To hem around, or To hem 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hem
      n : lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down
      v 1: fold over and sew together to provide with a hem; "hem my
           skirt"
      2: utter `hem' or `ahem'
      [also: hemming, hemmed]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Hem
    of a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much
    importance to these, because of the regulations in Num. 15:38,
    39. These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so
    as to attract special notice (Matt. 23:5). The hem of Christ's
    garment touched (9:20; 14:36; Luke 8:44).