Hem vs Casing - What's the difference?

hem | casing |


As nouns the difference between hem and casing

is that hem is an utterance or sound of the voice like "hem", often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention or hem can be (sewing) the border of an article of clothing doubled back and stitched together to finish the edge and prevent it from fraying while casing is that which encloses or encases.

As verbs the difference between hem and casing

is that hem is to make the sound expressed by the word hem ; to hesitate in speaking or hem can be (in sewing) to make a hem while casing is .

As an interjection hem

is used to fill in the gap of a pause with a vocalized sound.

As a pronoun hem

is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

hem

English

Etymology 1

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

Interjection

(en-interj)!
  • Used to fill in the gap of a pause with a vocalized sound.
  • See also

    * ahem * haw

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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

    (hemm)
  • To make the sound expressed by the word hem ; to hesitate in speaking.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Hem , and stroke thy beard.
    Derived terms
    * hem and haw

    Etymology 2

    From Middle English hem, hemm, in turn from Old English hemm and related to Middle High German .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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

    Verb

    (hemm)
  • (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.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) hem, from (etyl) .

    Pronoun

    (English Pronouns)
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    casing

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which encloses or encases.
  • Some people like to split the casing of a sausage before cooking so it doesn't burst. Others don't.
  • (uncountable, computing) The collective states of upper and lower case letters.
  • The replacement string should have the same casing as the matched text.

    Derived terms

    * sausage casing

    Verb

    (head)
  • Anagrams

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