Synonyms of hem


1. hem, edge

usage: the edge of a piece of cloth; especially the finished edge that has been doubled under and stitched down; "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"

2. hem, ahem, utterance, vocalization

usage: 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.


1. hem, sew, run up, sew together, stitch

usage: fold over and sew together to provide with a hem; "hem my skirt"

2. hem, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter `hem' or `ahem'

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Definition and meaning of hem (Dictionary)