How Do You Spell SEAM?

Pronunciation: [sˈiːm] (IPA)

The word "seam" is spelled with a combination of two vowel sounds: /i/ and /æ/. The first vowel sound /i/ is represented by the letter "e" and is pronounced with the tongue towards the front of the mouth and the lips slightly spread. The second vowel sound /æ/ is represented by the letters "a" and "e" and is pronounced with the tongue low and at the back of the mouth. Together, these vowel sounds create the distinct pronunciation of "seam".

SEAM Meaning and Definition

  1. A seam is a line or joint that occurs when two or more materials or pieces of fabric are stitched or fastened together. It is a common term used in the realm of textiles, sewing, and leatherworking. A seam serves to bind separate pieces of material, providing structural strength and preventing the materials from unraveling or coming apart.

    Seams can be created through various techniques, including hand-stitching, machine stitching, or by using specialized adhesive materials. They can be seen in a wide range of products such as clothing, bags, upholstery, and footwear.

    Seams can be classified into different types based on their appearance and functionality. Common types include plain seams, which involve aligning the edges of the materials and stitching them together, and flat-felled seams, which involve folding one edge of the fabric over the other and stitching them with multiple lines of stitching for added durability. Other types of seams include French seams, welt seams, and overlock or serged seams.

    The quality of a seam often determines the overall strength and durability of a finished product. Well-executed, strong seams contribute to the longevity and functionality of items, while poorly done or weak seams can result in unraveling, fraying, or the premature failure of a product.

    In summary, a seam is a stitched or fastened line that joins two or more materials together, providing strength and integrity to a finished product. It plays a crucial role in the construction and longevity of various textile-based items.

  2. • The uniting or joining together of two pieces of cloth by sewing or stitching them with thread; the line where this junction is made; the line or space between planks when placed or fastened together; a vein or stratum of an ore, or of coal, &c.; in geol., a thin layer between thicker strata.
    • To unite by sewing with thread.
    • A measure or quantity, as of corn, or of glass.
    • Tallow; grease; fat.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Etymology of SEAM

The word "seam" comes from the Old English term "seam" or "seamian", which means "a joining together; a suture; a seam.” It is related to the Old Norse term "saumr" and the Old High German term "sauma", both also meaning "a seam". These origins ultimately trace back to the Proto-Germanic word "saumō" and the Proto-Indo-European root "syū-", which means "to sew" or "to sew together". Over time, the term has remained relatively unchanged and continues to refer to the line where two pieces of fabric or other materials are sewn together.

Idioms with the word SEAM

  • seam sth with sth The idiom "seam sth with sth" typically refers to the act of combining or connecting two things seamlessly or tightly, often in a physical or metaphorical sense. It implies creating a strong bond or link between two entities to form a cohesive whole.
  • be a rich seam to mine The idiom "be a rich seam to mine" means that there is a vast amount of valuable information, opportunities, or possibilities in a particular topic, situation, or area that can be explored, utilized, or exploited for beneficial purposes. It suggests that there is great potential for discovering valuable insights, resources, or ideas.
  • mine a rich seam of sth The idiom "mine a rich seam of sth" means to discover or exploit a valuable or profitable source of something, often referring to knowledge, information, or ideas. It implies uncovering a significant resource or opportunity that can be used or capitalized upon.
  • a rich seam The idiom "a rich seam" refers to a valuable or abundant source of information, ideas, or opportunities. It implies a discovery of something valuable that can be explored or exploited. It is often used metaphorically to describe a fruitful or advantageous situation.

Similar spelling words for SEAM

Plural form of SEAM is SEAMS

Conjugate verb Seam


I would seam
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I would be seaming
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I will have seamed
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I will have been seaming
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you seam
we let´s seam


to seam


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I was seaming
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I had seamed
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I seam
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I am seaming
you are seaming
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I have seamed
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I have been seaming
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I would have seamed
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