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Stitch vs. Seam

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Stitch

A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing
Made multiple stitches.
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Seam

A line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces of material along their margins.
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Stitch

A single loop of thread or yarn made with an implement such as a sewing or knitting needle.
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Seam

A similar line, ridge, or groove made by fitting, joining, or lapping together two sections along their edges.
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Stitch

A single loop or knot of thread used in closing a wound or incision in surgery; a suture.
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Seam

A suture.
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Stitch

A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing
Used a purl stitch.
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Seam

A scar.
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Stitch

A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
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Seam

A line across a surface, as a crack, fissure, or wrinkle.
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Stitch

(Informal) An article of clothing
Wore not a stitch.
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Seam

A thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock.
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Stitch

(Informal) The least part; a bit
Didn't do a stitch of work.
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Seam

To put together with or as if with a seam.
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Stitch

To fasten or join with stitches.
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Seam

To mark with a groove, wrinkle, scar, or other seamlike line.
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Stitch

To mend or repair with stitches
Stitched up the tear.
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Seam

To become fissured or furrowed; crack open.
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Stitch

To decorate or ornament, as with stitches
"The sky was stitched with stars" (Mario Puzo).
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Seam

(sewing) A folded-back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric.
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Stitch

To fasten together with staples or thread.
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Seam

A suture.
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Stitch

To make stitches; sew, knit, crochet, or suture.
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Seam

(geology) A thin stratum, especially of an economically viable material such as coal or mineral.
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Stitch

A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
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Seam

(cricket) The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
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Stitch

An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
Cross stitch
Herringbone stitch
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Seam

A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials.
Seams can be made or sealed in a variety of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc.
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Stitch

An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, brought on by exercise.
I've got a stitch. I'm going to have to stop and rest.
After about fifteen minutes I got terrible stitch.
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Seam

A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
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Stitch

A local sharp pain (anywhere); an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
A stitch in the side
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Seam

(figurative) A line of junction; a joint.
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Stitch

A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
Drop a stitch
Take up a stitch
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Seam

(historical) An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
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Stitch

An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
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Seam

(historical) An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
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Stitch

A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
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Seam

Grease; tallow; lard.
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Stitch

A fastening, as of thread or wire, through the back of a book to connect the pages.
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Seam

To put together with a seam.
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Stitch

(by extension) Any space passed over; distance.
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Seam

To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
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Stitch

(obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
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Seam

To mark with a seam or line; to scar.
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Stitch

(colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or clothing.
To wet every stitch of clothes
She didn’t have a stitch on.
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Seam

To crack open along a seam.
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Stitch

(obsolete) A furrow.
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Seam

(cricket) Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
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Stitch

The space between two double furrows.
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Seam

(cricket) Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.
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Stitch

To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
To stitch a shirt bosom.
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Seam

Grease; tallow; lard.
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Stitch

To sew, or unite or attach by stitches.
To stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
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Seam

The fold or line formed by sewing together two pieces of cloth or leather.
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Stitch

(intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
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Seam

Hence, a line of junction; a joint; a suture, as on a ship, a floor, or other structure; the line of union, or joint, of two boards, planks, metal plates, etc.
Precepts should be so finely wrought together . . . that no coarse seam may discover where they join.
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Stitch

(agriculture) To form land into ridges.
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Seam

A thin layer or stratum; a narrow vein between two thicker strata; as, a seam of coal.
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Stitch

To weld together through a series of connecting or overlapping spot welds.
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Seam

A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
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Stitch

To combine two or more photographs of the same scene into a single image.
I can use this software to stitch together a panorama.
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Seam

A denomination of weight or measure.
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Stitch

(more generally) To include, combine, or unite into a single whole.
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Seam

To form a seam upon or of; to join by sewing together; to unite.
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Stitch

A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
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Seam

To mark with something resembling a seam; to line; to scar.
Seamed o'er with wounds which his own saber gave.
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Stitch

A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.
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Seam

To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
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Stitch

A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
You have gone a good stitch.
In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows.
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Seam

To become ridgy; to crack open.
Later their lips began to parch and seam.
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Stitch

A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.
He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy.
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Seam

Joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
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Stitch

A contortion, or twist.
If you talk,Or pull your face into a stitch again,I shall be angry.
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Seam

A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;
His face has many lines
Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
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Stitch

Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.
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Seam

A stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit;
He worked in the coal beds
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Stitch

A furrow.
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Seam

Put together with a seam;
Seam a dress
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Stitch

An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc.
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Stitch

To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom.
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Stitch

To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
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Stitch

To form land into ridges.
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Stitch

To practice stitching, or needlework.
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Stitch

Sewing consisting of a link or loop or knot made by drawing a threaded needle through a fabric
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Stitch

A sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
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Stitch

Fasten by sewing; do needlework
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