- a joining of two pieces of material with a line of stitches
- the line of stitches: sew a fine seam
- the material between the margin of each of the joined pieces and its outer edge: a one-inch seam
- the line on the outside of a garment at the joining of two pieces of material
- a line formed by the joining together of any separate pieces; line marking adjoining edges, as of boards
- a mark, line, ridge, etc. like this, as a scar, wrinkle, mold line on glass, etc.
- a thin layer or stratum of ore, coal, etc.
Origin of seamMiddle English seme from Old English seam, akin to German saum from Indo-European base an unverified form siw-, an unverified form s? from source sew
- to join together so as to form a seam
- to mark with a seamlike line, crack, wrinkle, etc.
burst at the seams
come apart at the seams