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Definitions of hem

  1. fold over and sew together to provide with a hem; "hem my skirt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. utter `hem' or `ahem' Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Them The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Border; edge; margin. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To border; to edge Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The edge of a cloth or garment doubled and sewed; sound used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc.; a little cough, better expressed by hm. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To double and sew the edge of (a cloth or garment); to shut in; surround. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Utter the sudden sound, hem. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Hemmed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Hemming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. The border of a garment doubled down and sewed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To form a hem on: to edge:-pr.p. hemming; pa.p. hemmed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. (int.) A sort of half cough to draw attention. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To utter the sound hem!-pr.p. hemming; pa.p. hemmed'. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Edge of cloth folded down and sewed; border. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To make a hem on; to border; surround. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To border; edge; shut in; restrict. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To throw off by coughing; cough; stammer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A folded edge of cloth sewed down on the inner side. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A sound made, as in clearing the throat; ahem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A sort of voluntary half cough. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it; edge; border. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To form a hem on; to edge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To utter the sound hem. To hem in, to inclose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. The edge or border of a garment doubled down and sewed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. To fold down and sew the edge of cloth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. To confine; to enclose; to surround. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  35. A sort of half-voluntary cough as a preparation for speaking, or as a call to a person at a little distance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. of a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much importance to these, because of the regulations in Numbers 15:38 Numbers 15:39 . These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so as to attract special notice ( Matthew 23:5 ). The hem of Christ's garment touched ( 9:20 ; 14:36 ; Luke 8:44 ). biblestudytools.com
  37. hem, n. the border of a garment doubled down and sewed.--v.t. to form a hem on: to edge:--pr.p. hem'ming; pa.p. hemmed.--n. HEM'-STITCH, the ornamental finishing of the inner side of a hem, made by pulling out several threads adjoining it and drawing together in groups the cross-threads by successive stitches.--v.t. to embroider with such.--HEM IN, to surround. [A.S. hemm, a border; Ger. hamm, a fence.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  38. hem, n. and interj. a sort of half-cough to draw attention.--v.i. to utter the sound hem!--pr.p. hem'ming; pa.p. hemmed. [Imit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  39. hem, (Spens.) them. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Border, edge, of cloth &c., esp. border made by turning in edge& sewing it down.[old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. Turn down& sew in edge of (cloth &c. or abs.); h. in, about, round, enclose, confine. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. int., n., & v.i. Int. calling attention or expressing hesitation; (n.) utterance of this; (v.i.) utter sound h., clear throat, hesitate in speech. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Welsh] The border of a garment, doubled and sewed, to strengthen it;—tuck; fringe. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. interj. An inarticulate vocal utterance, like a suppressed cough, expressing doubt or hesitation—when loud, it denotes strong dissent or objection; when subdued, uncertainty or indifference. Cabinet Dictionary
  45. The edge of a garment doubled and sewed to keep the threads from spreading; the noise uttered by a sudden and violent expiration of the breath; interj. hem! Complete Dictionary

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