Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Language: Old English
Origin:

hem

1 noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
hem1 [countable]
DCC the edge of a piece of cloth that is turned under and stitched down, especially the lower edge of a skirt, trousers etc

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary