Meaning of 'hem' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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. - An utterance or sound of the voice, hem or hm, often
indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.
- The edge or border of a garment or cloth, doubled over and
sewed, to strengthen raveling.
- Border; edge; margin.
- A border made on sheet-metal ware by doubling over the edge of
the sheet, to stiffen it and remove the sharp edge. - Them - To make the sound expressed by the word hem; hence, to
hesitate in speaking. - To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge
- To border; to edge
Meaning of 'hem' (Princeton's WordNet)
- the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down
Example in sentence:
- he stitched weights into the curtain's hem;
- it seeped along the hem of his jacket;
- let down the hem;
- the hem of her dress was stained
- fold over and sew together to provide with a hem