An example of to seam is to sew together the two fronts of a shirt.
An example of a seam is the line on the shoulder of a shirt that joins a sleeve to the main part of a shirt.
Seams can be made or sealed in a variety of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc.
- To be uncomfortably or dangerously full or overcrowded.An apartment bursting at the seams with guests.
- To fail to hold together; disintegrate, collapse, etc.A trade agreement coming apart at the seams.