Seam, v. i. To become ridgy; to crack open.
Later their lips began to parch and seam. --L. Wallace.
Seam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seamed p. pr. & vb. n. Seaming.]
1. To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
2. To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.
Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave. --Pope.
3. 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.
Seam n. Grease; tallow; lard. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
1. The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
2. 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.
3. Geol. & Mining A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
4. 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.
Seam, n. A denomination of weight or measure. Specifically: (a) The quantity of eight bushels of grain. “A seam of oats.” --P. Plowman. (b) The quantity of 120 pounds of glass. [Eng.]
n 1: joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
2: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
[syn: wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, line]
3: a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with
profit; "he worked in the coal beds" [syn: bed]
v : put together with a seam; "seam a dress"