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Definition 1: the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where hem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(hem is a kind of ...) the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something

"the edge of the leaf is wavy" "she sat on the edge of the bed" "the water's edge"

(... is part of hem) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 2: the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat; intended to get attention, express hesitancy, fill a pause, hide embarrassment, warn a friend, etc. - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for hem in the sense of this definition

(hem is a kind of ...) the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication

Definition 3: utter `hem' or `ahem' - [verb of communication]

(hem is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 4: fold over and sew together to provide with a hem - [verb of contact]

Samples where hem or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hem my skirt

(hem is a kind of ...) fasten by sewing; do needlework

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