Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  2. (noun, location) a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
  3. (noun, shape) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
  4. (verb, contact) put together with a seam

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Synonyms of Seam

bed, crease, crinkle, furrow, line, wrinkle

Origin of the word Seam

  1. O.E. seam, from P.Gmc. *saumaz (cf. O.N. saumr, O.H.G. soum, Ger. Saum), from PIE base *siw-/*sju- "to sew" (cf. O.E. siwian, L. suere, Skt. syuman; see sew).
    "Chidynge and reproche vnsowen the semes of freendshipe in mannes herte." [Chaucer, "Parson's Tale," c.1386]
    Meaning "raised band of st… more

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