seam vs seem : Common Errors in English

About seam vs seem

“Seem” is the verb, “seam” the noun. Use “seam” only for things like the line produced when two pieces of cloth are sewn together or a thread of coal in a geological formation.

seam Meaning(s)

  • (n) joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • (n) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
  • (n) a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
  • (v) put together with a seam

seem Meaning(s)

  • (v) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  • (v) seem to be true, probable, or apparent
  • (v) appear to exist
  • (v) appear to one's own mind or opinion

seam in News

  1. Remember dad with a tie flower memento

    Upstairs in a spare bedroom of her Spring Grove home, Laurie Kolanko ripped the back seam of a tie. She pulled the material apart, cut two strips and pieced them back together with a needle and thread.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: York Daily Record

  2. Nadal inexhaustible, Ferrer ruins French party

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Deep down below the dusty red clay of Chatrier Court at Roland Garros lies a rich seam of mettle and inspiration that only Rafa Nadal seems able to bore into in times of trouble. More often than not during his seven title runs at the French Open the insatiable Spaniard has not required it. On Friday, however, he almost exhausted it completely before beating ...
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Red Sox Academy: Two-Seam Fastball

    Bob Stanley teaches how to throw a two-seam fastball.
    on June 6, 2013 Source: New England Sports Network

seem in News

  1. The End Of The Great Mortgage Trade?

    Deepak Narula might not seem like a rock star, but he has been one on Wall Street. The son of an Indian diplomat who studied electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and learned about mortgage-backed securities at Columbia Business School, Narula bought Madonna’s big Manhattan apartment, featuring 15 rooms and a view of Central Park.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Forbes

  2. Hey, Where Did Our Economy Threatening Fiscal Crisis Run Off To?

    Federal policy makers always seem to be looking for reasons to dodge the difficult choices necessary to avoid the fiscal crisis. This month, they got some new excuses.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. Can Waze Jump-Start Google's Social Networking Drive?

    Most people seem to believe that Google's $1 billion-plus acquisition Tuesday of the human-powered traffic mapping app Waze is strictly defensive. And there is something to that argument: Waze would beef up its already leading Maps service and keep rivals such as Facebook and Apple from gaining on it.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

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