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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sewing mean? 

SEWING (noun)
  The noun SEWING has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: SEWING used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SEWING (noun)

Sense 1sewing [BACK TO TOP]


Joining or attaching by stitches

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


sewing; stitching

Hypernyms ("sewing" is a kind of...):

handicraft (a craft that requires skillful hands)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sewing"):

blind stitching (stitching that is not easily seen or noticed)

suturing (surgical joining of two surfaces)

Sense 2sewing [BACK TO TOP]


Needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


stitchery; sewing

Context example:

she put her sewing back in the basket

Hypernyms ("sewing" is a kind of...):

needlecraft; needlework (a creation created or assembled by needle and thread)

Domain member category:

needle (prick with a needle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sewing"):

applique (a decorative design made of one material sewn over another)

binding (strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration)

gather; gathering (sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching)

darn; mend; patch (sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment))

patchwork (sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern)

stitch (sewing consisting of a link or loop or knot made by drawing a threaded needle through a fabric)

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