- Present participle of hem.
- The act of saying "hem", in intermission or hesitation of speech.
Variant of hem
- the border on a garment or piece of cloth, usually made by folding the edge and sewing it down
- any border, edge, or margin
Origin of hemMiddle English ; from Old English akin to Middle Low German ham, enclosed piece of land ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kem-, to compress, impede from source hamper