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Seam appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Pussy ban at Esmae’s: a seam set an abyss up.
  • Sex alert: in a mask comes a consort, seam not pure, hair astray, roving in ebony, no benign ivory art sari… ah, erupt on maestros; no case mocks a man it relaxes.
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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun seam:


Seam is sometimes a misspelling of seem.

The word seam is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun seam

What does seam mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: seams

  1. joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: joint = junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    • more specific terms:
      • felled seam / fell = seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
      • surgical seam / suture = a seam used in surgery
      • welt = a raised or strengthened seam
  2. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface
  3. a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of seam: bed
    • more generic word: stratum = one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another
    • more specific term: coal seam = a seam of coal

Alternative definition of the noun seam


  1. [sewing] A folded back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric.
  2. A suture.
  3. A thin stratum, especially of coal or mineral.
  4. [cricket] The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
  5. An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
  6. An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
  7. (Construction) A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials. Seams can be made or sealed in a varity of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc.

Specialised definition of the noun seam

Glossary of sports / cricket

a ball seams if it deviates after pitching on the raised stitching that joins together the two pieces of leather which encase the ball (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb seam

What does seam mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: seamed | seaming | seams

  1. put together with a seam
    • example: seam a dress
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: join = cause to become joined or linked
    • more specific word: suture = join with a suture

Alternative definition of the verb seam


  1. To put together with a seam.
  2. To mark with a seam.
  3. To crack open along a seam.
  4. [cricket] Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
  5. [cricket] Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.


Seam was an American indie rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Active from 1991 to 2000, led by Sooyoung Park, former frontman of Bitch Magnet, and with the initial line-up including bassist Lexi Mitchell and drummer Mac McCaughan.

  • also known as Сеам
  • members:
  • genres: Indie rock, Slowcore, Post-hardcore
  • albums: "Are You Driving Me Crazy?", "Headsparks", "Kernel", "The Pace Is Glacial", "The Problem With Me", "Days of Thunder", "Granny 9x", "Sukiyaki"


"Seam" is a musical album of Steinbrüchel & Cory Allen.

  • released in (4 years ago)


Seam a.k.a. Chachoan Airport is an airport serving Ambato, a city in the province of Tungurahua in Ecuador.


  1. Seam: In sewing, a seam is the join where two or more layers of fabric, leather, or other materials are held together with stitches. Prior to the invention of the sewing machine, all sewing was done by hand. Seams in modern mass-produced household textiles, sporting goods, and ready-to-wear clothing are sewn by computerized machines, while home shoemaking, dressmaking, quilting, crafts, haute couture and tailoring may use a combination of hand and machine sewing.
  2. Seam a.k.a. Hemming and seaming are two similar metalworking processes in which a sheet metal edge is rolled over onto itself. Hemming is the process in which the edge is rolled flush to itself, while a seam joins the edges of two materials.

Phrases with Seam

Phrase starting with the word Seam:

  1. Seam allowance

Phrases ending with the word Seam:

  1. coal seam
  2. Field Seam
  3. felled seam
  4. Bermuda Seam
  5. Standing Seam
  6. surgical seam
  7. Double Lock Standing Seam

Other phrases containing the word Seam:

  1. Two-seam fastball
  2. Four-seam fastball

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Seam

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Google previewFacilitating the Socio-Economic Approach to Management (2014)

Results of the First SEAM Conference in North America by Henri Savall, John Conbere, Alla Heorhiadi, Vincent Cristallini, Anthony F. Buono

Vincent Cristallini: SEAM is an ongoing, never-ending improvement process. You have to consider the dynamics:...

Google previewElectromagnetic Compatibility Engineering (2011)

by Henry W. Ott

Seams A seam is a long narrow slot that may or may not make electrical contact at various points along its length. It is sometimes difficult to visualize a seam as a radiating structure because one of the dimensions is so small, possibly ...

Google previewSeam Framework (2009)

Experience the Evolution of Java EE by Michael Yuan, Jacob Orshalick, Thomas Heute

A remarkable thing about Seam is that it provides a consistent state management framework for everything from conversation states to...

Google previewRegulating Danger (1990)

The Struggle for Mine Safety in the Rocky Mountain Coal Industry by James Whiteside

A coal seam is a pool of organic matter compressed and solidified over time by heat and the weight of overlying strata deposited by the earth's violent self- transformations. If this subterranean mass cannot be exposed and mined by removing ...

Google previewDesigning on the Bias (2010)

by Teresa Allum

Repeat the last two rows until the long center seam is the desired length.

Google previewOrthopaedic Pathology (2009)

by Peter G. Bullough

Directly under the osteoid seam is a dark layer of mineralized bone containing an osteocyte (× 10,000). The osteocytes are connected with each other and with osteoblasts on the surface of the bone by a series of cell processes that run ...

Google previewAcoustical Imaging (2011)

by Michael P Andre, Joie P. Jones, Hua Lee

Linear weld seam is a classical object for nondestructive evaluation. A wide range of applications and variety of welding conditions provides a permanent challenge and requires a new solution for each particular problem. Ultrasound methods ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework (2002)

by Thérèse de Dillmont

Openwork seam. stitches, placed alternately on the two edges to be joined. The first and the third stitch are worked over two threads, the middle one over four. The groups are five threads apart from each other. The seam represented in fig.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

by Various

Seam,sēm,n. (Shak.) grease, hog'slard.—v.t. togrease. [O.Fr. sain—L. sagina, grease.] Seam, sēm, n. that which is sewed: a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1879)

by Henry Watts

seam, Dun raven Colliery, Tre- herbert, 225 yards from the surface. 2. Gas obtained by boring into the coal, 6-ft. seam, Dunravou Colliery, 25 yards from the surface. 8. Gas from top rock of 4-ft. seam ...

Google previewA Supplement to Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1863)

by Robert Hunt

The best " house coal " still conies from the remains of the " High chain " on the Tyne, and from the " Hutton seam " on the Wear; but the collieries north of the Tees have acquired a high reputation. As a general view of the groups of strata the ...

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The stronger the seam the worse the rent.
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Scrabble value of S1E1A1M3

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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