HyperDic: hem

English > 4 senses of the word hem:
NOUNartifacthemthe edge of a piece of cloth
communicationhem, ahemthe utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat
VERBcontacthemfold over and sew together to provide with a hem
communicationhemutter 'hem' or 'ahem'
hem > pronunciation
Soundshheh'm
RhymesAm / AM ... stem: 21 rhymes with ehm...
English > hem: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down.
Examples
  • "the hem of her dress was stained"
  • "let down the hem"
  • "he stitched weights into the curtain's hem"
  • "it seeped along the hem of his jacket"
Part offabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
BroaderedgeThe outside limit of an object or area or surface
Spanishbastilla, dobladillo, orla
Catalanvora
Verbshemfold over and sew together to provide with a hem
English > hem: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc..
Synonymahem
Broaderutterance, vocalizationThe use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
English > hem: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFold over and sew together to provide with a hem.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"hem my skirt"
Broadersew, run up, sew together, stitchFasten by sewing
Nounshemthe edge of a piece of cloth
English > hem: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningUtter 'hem' or 'ahem'.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderutter, emit, let out, let looseExpress audibly

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