from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The serving of food; the duty of a sewer or server.
  • noun See suing.
  • noun The act or occupation of one who sews or uses the needle.
  • noun A piece of work with needle and thread.
  • noun In bookbinding, the operation of fastening together with thread the sections of a book.
  • noun plural Compound threads of silk wound, cleaned, doubled, and thrown, to be used for sewing.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or occupation of one who sews.
  • noun That which is sewed with the needle.
  • noun (Harness making) a clamp, operated by the foot, for holding pieces of leather while being sewed.
  • noun a machine for sewing or stitching.
  • noun (Bookbinding) a fixture or table having a frame in which are held the cords to which the back edges of folded sheets are sewed to form a book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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