from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, occupation, or hobby of one who sews.
  • n. The article on which one is working with needle and thread; needlework.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of sew.
  • n. The action of the verb to sew.
  • n. Something that is being or has been sewn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or occupation of one who sews.
  • n. That which is sewed with the needle.

from The 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.
  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. joining or attaching by stitches
  • n. needlework on which you are working with needle and thread


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