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It Has 3 letters ( h e m )         1 vowels ( e )         2 consonants ( h m )         Word on the contrary meh

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English - Etymology 1

A sound uttered in imitation of clearing the throat (onomatopoeia) PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /hɛm/ * (_pin_–_pen_ merger) IPA(key): /hɪm/ * Rhymes: -ɛm * Homophone: him (pin-pen merger) INTERJECTION HEM! * Used to fill in the gap of a pause with a vocalized sound. SEE ALSO * ahem * haw NOUN HEM (_plural_ HEMS) * An utterance or sound of the voice like "hem", often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention. * _Spectator_ his morning HEMS VERB HEM (_third-person singular simple present_ HEMS, _present participle_ HEMMING, _simple past and past participle_ HEMMED) * To make the sound expressed by the word _hem_; to hesitate in speaking. * Shakespeare HEM, and stroke thy beard. DERIVED TERMS * hem and haw TRANSLATIONS

A sound uttered in imitation of clearing the throat (onomatopoeia)

Pronunciation

Interjection

hem!

  1. Used to fill in the gap of a pause with a vocalized sound.

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Noun

hem (plural hems)

  1. An utterance or sound of the voice like "hem", often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.

Verb

hem (third-person singular simple present hems, present participle hemming, simple past and past participle hemmed)

  1. To make the sound expressed by the word hem; to hesitate in speaking.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _hem_, _hemm_, in turn from Old English _hemm_ and related to Middle High German _hemmen_ (“to hem in”), Old Norse _hemja_ (“to hem in, restrain”). The Proto-Indo-European root gave rise also to Armenian _քամել_ (kʿamel, “to press, wring”) and Russian _ком_ (kom, “lump”). NOUN HEM (_plural_ HEMS) * (sewing) The border of an article of clothing doubled back and stitched together to finish the edge and prevent it from fraying. * A rim or margin of something. * Shakespeare HEM of the sea * In sheet metal design, a rim or edge folded back on itself to create a smooth edge and to increase strength or rigidity. DERIVED TERMS * touch the hem of someone's garment TRANSLATIONS VERB HEM (_third-person singular simple present_ HEMS, _present participle_ HEMMING, _simple past and past participle_ HEMMED) * (intransitive) (in sewing) To make a hem. * (transitive): To put hem on an article of clothing, to edge or put a border on something. * (transitive): To surround something or someone in a confining way. TRANSLATIONS RELATED TERMS * hemmed * hemming * hemmer

From Middle English hem, hemm, in turn from Old English hemm and related to Middle High German hemmen (to hem in), Old Norse hemja (to hem in, restrain). The Proto-Indo-European root gave rise also to Armenian քամել (kʿamel, to press, wring) and Russian ком (kom, lump).

Noun

hem (plural hems)

  1. (sewing) The border of an article of clothing doubled back and stitched together to finish the edge and prevent it from fraying.
  2. A rim or margin of something.
  3. In sheet metal design, a rim or edge folded back on itself to create a smooth edge and to increase strength or rigidity.
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Verb

hem (third-person singular simple present hems, present participle hemming, simple past and past participle hemmed)

  1. (intransitive) (in sewing) To make a hem.
  2. (transitive): To put hem on an article of clothing, to edge or put a border on something.
  3. (transitive): To surround something or someone in a confining way.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Middle English _hem_, from Old English _heom_ (“them”, dative), originally a dative plural form but in Middle English coming to serve as an accusative plural as well. More at 'em. PRONOUN HEM * Obsolete form of _'em_.

From Middle English hem, from Old English heom (them, dative), originally a dative plural form but in Middle English coming to serve as an accusative plural as well. More at 'em.

Pronoun

hem

  1. Obsolete form of 'em.

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English - Anagrams

* meh

Which the in categoryBISLAMA - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Bislama - Alternative Forms

* hemi

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Bislama - Etymology

From English _him_

From English him

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Bislama - Pronoun

HEM * _Third person singular pronun_: * he; she * him; her * his; her * his; hers

hem

  1. Third person singular pronun:
    1. he; she
    2. him; her
    3. his; her
    4. his; hers

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Catalan - Verb

HEM * first-person plural present indicative form of haver

hem

  1. first-person plural present indicative form of haver

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Dutch - Etymology

From Middle Dutch _hem_, from Old Dutch _himo_, from Proto-Germanic _*himmai_.

From Middle Dutch hem, from Old Dutch himo, from Proto-Germanic *himmai.

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Dutch - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ɦɛm/

  • IPA(key): /ɦɛm/

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Dutch - Pronoun

HEM * (personal) _Third-person singular, masculine, objective:_ him. _Stuur dat maar naar hem._ — Send that to him. DECLENSION

hem

  1. (personal) Third-person singular, masculine, objective: him.
    Stuur dat maar naar hem.Send that to him.

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Kurdish - Conjunction

HEM * and SEE ALSO * herwiha * û

hem

  1. and

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  • herwiha
  • û

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Latin - Interjection

HEM! * eh?, well well! (expressing surprise) RELATED TERMS * ehem

hem!

  1. eh?, well well! (expressing surprise)

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Which the in categoryMIDDLE ENGLISH - PRONOUN
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Middle English - Pronoun

HEM * them * 1407, _The Testimony of William Thorpe_, pages 40–41 And I seide, “Ser, in his tyme maister Ioon Wiclef was holden of ful many men the grettis clerk that thei knewen lyuynge vpon erthe. And therwith he was named, as I gesse worthili, a passing reuli man and an innocent in al his lyuynge. And herfore grete men of kunnynge and other also drowen myche to him, and comownede ofte with him. And thei sauouriden so his loore that thei wroten it bisili and enforsiden HEM to rulen HEM theraftir… Maister Ion Aston taughte and wroot acordingli and ful bisili, where and whanne and to whom he myghte, and he vsid it himsilf, I gesse, right perfyghtli vnto his lyues eende. Also Filip of Repintoun whilis he was a chanoun of Leycetre, Nycol Herforde, dane Geffrey of Pikeringe, monke of Biland and a maistir dyuynyte, and Ioon Purueye, and manye other whiche weren holden rightwise men and prudent, taughten and wroten bisili this forseide lore of Wiclef, and conformeden HEM therto. And with alle these men I was ofte homli and I comownede with HEM long tyme and fele, and so bifore alle othir men I chees wilfulli to be enformed bi HEM and of HEM, and speciali of Wiclef himsilf, as of the moost vertuous and goodlich wise man that I herde of owhere either knew. And herfore of Wicleef speciali and of these men I toke the lore whiche I haue taughte and purpose to lyue aftir, if God wole, to my lyues ende.” DESCENDANTS * English: 'em

hem

  1. them

Descendants

  • English: 'em

Which the in categoryPIJIN - ALTERNATIVE FORMS
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Pijin - Alternative Forms

* hemi

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Pijin - Etymology

English _him_

English him

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Pijin - Pronoun

HEM * he/she/it (third-person singular pronoun) SEE ALSO

hem

  1. he/she/it (third-person singular pronoun)

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Which the in categoryPORTUGUESE - INTERJECTION
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Portuguese - Interjection

HEM * Rare form of _hein_.

hem

  1. Rare form of hein.

Which the in categorySWEDISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Swedish - Etymology

From Old Norse _heim_ < _heimr_, from Proto-Germanic _*haimaz_.

From Old Norse heim < heimr, from Proto-Germanic *haimaz.

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Swedish - Adverb

HEM * home; to one's home _Det är dags att gå HEM._ It is time to go home.

hem

  1. home; to one's home
    Det är dags att hem.
    It is time to go home.

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Swedish - Noun

HEM n * a home; one's dwelling place, as in a house or a more general geographical place; the abiding place of the affections. * a home; an institution DECLENSION RELATED TERMS

hem n

  1. a home; one's dwelling place, as in a house or a more general geographical place; the abiding place of the affections.
  2. a home; an institution

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Swedish - References

* hem in _Svenska Akademiens Ordlista_ över svenska språket (13th ed., online)

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Turkish - Etymology

From Persian _هم_ (ham).

From Persian هم (ham).

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Turkish - Adverb

HEM * and also

hem

  1. and also


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