1. The border of a garment, doubled and sewed to strengthen it and prevent the raveling of the threads.
2. Edge; border. Matthew 9:20.
3. A particular sound of the human voice, expressed by the word hem
HEM, verb transitive To form a hem or border; to fold and sew down the edge of cloth to strengthen it.
1. To border; to edge.
All the skirt about
Was hemm'd with golden fringe.
To hem in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. The troops were hemmed in by the enemy. Sometimes perhaps to hem about or round, may be used in a like sense.
HEM, verb intransitive To make the sound expressed by the word hem