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American English: /sim/
British English: /siːm/

Translation of seam in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (stitching) your seams aren't straight
    llevas las medias torcidas
    to be bursting at the seams (building/suitcase)
    estar hasta el tope or hasta los topes
    his shirt was bursting at the seams
    la camisa le quedaba a punto de estallar
    to come apart at the seams (organization/setup) her skirt was coming apart at the seams
    se le estaba descosiendo la falda
    Example sentences
    • He turned to the foreman and said, ‘The patterns of the side seams on these coats do not match.’
    • The flapper dress echoed the flattened forms and straight seams of the Japanese kimono.
    • Cut two pieces of terry cloth, each as wide as the chair, plus 1-inch seam allowances.
    1.2 (join)
    Example sentences
    • Apply the spray to the point of runoff to as many surfaces as possible, especially joints, seams, cracks, ledges, and corners.
    • To hide the rough seams, I purchased raw wood moulding from the lumberyard and finished it to match the aged look of the Arquati frame.
    • A seam roller is a handy tool that flattens the seams between lengths of wallpaper.
    1.3 (scar, suture) (Medicine)
    Example sentences
    • This more recent house on the Izu Peninsula marks a temporary break with mining the fertile seams of Toyko's quixotic urban geology.
  • 2 2.1 (of coal, gold)
    Example sentences
    • A seam of coal about two feet thick was discovered, but underlying this seam of coal was a seam of clay approximately four feet thick.
    • There was a coal seam on his property, a V-shaped trench behind the old homesite where the farm family had dug out chunks for home use.
    • There in the bottom of the brook was a seam of amethyst crystals that averaged perhaps to be one half inch thick and a inch long.
    2.2 (Geology)

transitive verb

  • 1 (join)
    Example sentences
    • When straight-stitch seaming, gently stretch the fabric in front of and behind the presser foot as you sew.
    • Perfect for traveling due to its wrinkle resistance, tussah is appropriate for garments where shaping is produced by seaming, rather than gathering or pleating.
    • Before cutting, review faux fur seaming options and note whether seam allowances will require adjustment.
  • 2 (mark, line) (usually passive) a face seamed by grief
    un rostro marcado por el dolor
    Example sentences
    • He was a stocky, dark, hard-countenanced man who had never bothered to have removed the scar that seamed his brow.
    • His face was seamed with wrinkles, and he generally dressed as if he were an unmade bed.
    • They were moving away from the sea, over flat farmlands seamed with stony riverbeds.
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