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Pronunciation: /siːm/

Translation of seam in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (stitching) costura (feminine) 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] venirse* abajo 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) juntura (feminine)
    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/Medicina] sutura (feminine)
    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) veta (feminine), filón (masculine) 2.2 [Geology/Geología] grieta (feminine)
    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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (join) coser 1.2 (mark, line) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) a face seamed by grief un rostro marcado por el dolor

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