Definitions of hem

  1. To utter the sound hem. To hem in, to inclose.
  2. To throw off by coughing; cough; stammer.
  3. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
  4. To border; to edge
  5. To double and sew the edge of ( a cloth or garment); to shut in; surround.
  6. To form a hem on: to edge:- pr. p. hemming; pa. p. hemmed'.
  7. To make a hem on; to border; surround.
  8. To border; edge; shut in; restrict.
  9. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.
  10. Utter the sudden sound, hem.
  11. To utter the sound hem!- pr. p. hemming; pa. p. hemmed'.
  12. utter ` hem' or ` ahem'
  13. To form a hem on; to edge.
  14. To fold down and sew the edge of cloth.
  15. To confine; to enclose; to surround.
  16. Hemming.
  17. Them
  18. A sound made, as in clearing the throat; ahem.
  19. lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down
  20. An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.
  21. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling.
  22. Border; edge; margin.
  23. A border made on sheet- metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.
  24. The edge of a cloth or garment doubled and sewed; sound used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc.; a little cough, better expressed by hm.
  25. The border of a garment doubled down and sewed.
  26. ( int.) A sort of half cough to draw attention.
  27. Edge of cloth folded down and sewed; border.
  28. A folded edge of cloth sewed down on the inner side.
  29. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it; edge; border.
  30. The edge or border of a garment doubled down and sewed.
  31. An onomatopoetic word used as an expression of hesitation, doubt, etc. It is often a sort of voluntary half cough, loud or subdued, and would perhaps be better expressed by hm.
  32. A sort of voluntary half cough.
  33. Hemmed.
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