"hem" Definition

  1. pron. Them
  2. interj. 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.
  3. n. An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.
  4. v. i. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to hesitate in speaking.
  5. n. The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and sewed, to strengthen raveling.
  6. n. Border; edge; margin.
  7. n. A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge.
  8. v. t. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
  9. v. t. To border; to edge

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Position in dictionary: 45419 of 111710 words.
Word Type: pron., interj., n., v. i., n., n., n., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with "hem": 138
Words that end with "hem": 13
Words that contain "hem": 321
Next words in dictionary: hema-, hemachate, hemachrome, hemacite, hemadrometer
Previous words in dictionary: helvite, helving, helvine, helvetic, helvetian

English Dictionary Definition of hem

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