American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act, occupation, or hobby of one who sews.
- n. The article on which one is working with needle and thread; needlework.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or occupation of one who sews or uses the needle.
- n. A piece of work with needle and thread.
- n. In bookbinding, the operation of fastening together with thread the sections of a book. The thread is passed through the central double leaf of the folded section at intervals of about 1½ inches, and reversed around the cross-bands from the top to the bottom of the book. It is distinct from
- n. plural Compound threads of silk wound, cleaned, doubled, and thrown, to be used for sewing.
- n. In lace-making, the operation of securing one piece of lace to another by any process, as when fresh threads and bobbins are introduced into the work, or when finished pieces are combined by working the background to both of them.
- n. The serving of food; the duty of a sewer or server.
- n. See suing.
- v. present participle of sew.
- n. The action of the verb to sew.
- n. Something that is being or has been sewn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or occupation of one who sews.
- n. That which is sewed with the needle.
- n. joining or attaching by stitches
- n. needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
“ZAHN: Tell us more about the strength and courage you found in abundance in what you call the sewing circles of Herat.”
“The girls who come out together, all in a batch, like a hive of bees swarming, spend the rest of their lives together; and they have what they call sewing circles, that go on all their lives.”
“I have not been doing anything serious in sewing or hospitality or home making because I was thinking I would just wait til the restoration of the kitchen was finished.”
“It's so true, that sewing is actually hard labour, and while one is sweating at the machine, the housework will not be done!”
“Mrs Irontius Lou said ... nice idea! but when I'm not so good in sewing and would like to try learning, what sewing method and sewing machine do u think I should use?? thanks”
“More recently, the building has served as a meeting place for students 'mothers to take classes in sewing and English as a second language.”
“A tailor/seamstress of not-so-fancy clientele would I expect have been able to whip up simple garments reasonably quickly (especially if you were prepared to pay): plain sewing doesn't take so very long, even by hand, if you know what you're doing.”
“The sewing is something I am very interested in and will be checking back from time to time.”
“Unless you have a book binding machine, sewing is probably the next best option.”
“This now begs the question, how much input will Joss have in sewing up the Marvel film franchise with Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, and Nick Fury coming into play over the next couple of summers?”
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