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It Has 4 letters ( s e e m )         2 vowels ( e e )         2 consonants ( s m )         Word on the contrary mees

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Middle English _semen_ "to seem, befit, be becoming" from Old Norse _sœma_ (“to conform to, beseem, befit”) (> Danish _sømme_ (“beseem”)) from _sœmr_ (“fitting, seemly”), from Proto-Germanic _*sōmijaną_ (“to unite, fit”), akin to Old Norse _sōmi_ (“honour”) ( > archaic Danish _somme_ (“decent comportment”)), Old English _sēman_ (“to reconcile, bring an agreement”), Old English _sōm_ (“agreement”).

From Middle English semen "to seem, befit, be becoming" from Old Norse sœma (to conform to, beseem, befit) (> Danish sømme (beseem)) from sœmr (fitting, seemly), from Proto-Germanic *sōmijaną (to unite, fit), akin to Old Norse sōmi (honour) ( > archaic Danish somme (decent comportment)), Old English sēman (to reconcile, bring an agreement), Old English sōm (agreement).

Which the in categoryENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK, US) IPA(key): /siːm/ * Rhymes: -iːm * Homophone: seam

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /siːm/
  • Rhymes: -iːm
  • Homophone: seam

Which the in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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SEEM (_third-person singular simple present_ SEEMS, _present participle_ SEEMING, _simple past and past participle_ SEEMED) * (copulative) To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as. _He SEEMS to be ill.   Her eyes SEEM blue._ * 1813 (14thc.), Dante Alighieri, _The Vision of Hell_ as translated by The Rev. H. F. Cary. He, from his face removing the gross air, / Oft his left hand forth stretch'd, and SEEM'D alone / By that annoyance wearied. * 1879, Richard Jefferies, _The Amateur Poacher_, chapter1: They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he SEEMED in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect. And why else was he put away up there out of sight?—and so magnificent a brush as he had too. […]. * (obsolete) To befit; to beseem. (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?) USAGE NOTES * This is a catenative verb that takes the _to infinitive_. See Appendix:English catenative verbs DERIVED TERMS * meseems * seeming * seemingly TRANSLATIONS

seem (third-person singular simple present seems, present participle seeming, simple past and past participle seemed)

  1. (copulative) To appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.
    He seems to be ill.   Her eyes seem blue.
  2. (obsolete) To befit; to beseem.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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* Esme, Esmé, seme, smee


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