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Meaning of SEEM

Pronunciation:  seem

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
  2. [v]  seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
  3. [v]  appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters"
  4. [v]  appear to exist; "There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now"

SEEM is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: appear, look
 See Also: be, be, beam, come across, cut, feel, gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, glow, jump, jump out, leap out, lift, loom, make, pass off, radiate, rear, rise, seem, shine, sound, stand out, stick out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Seem\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seemed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Seeming}.] [OE. semen to seem, to become, befit, AS. s?man
    to satisfy, pacify; akin to Icel. s?ma to honor, to bear
    with, conform to, s?mr becoming, fit, s?ma to beseem, to
    befit, sama to beseem, semja to arrange, settle, put right,
    Goth. samjan to please, and to E. same. The sense is probably
    due to the adj. seemly. [root]191. See {Same}, a., and cf.
    To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance;
    to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's
    apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as. ``It now
    seemed probable.'' --Macaulay.
          Thou picture of what thou seem'st.       --Shak.
          All seemed well pleased; all seemed, but were not all.
          There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; but the
          end thereof are the ways of death.       --Prov. xiv.
    {It seems}, it appears; it is understood as true; it is said.
             A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his
             misstress on a great lake.            --Addison.
    Syn: To appear; look.
    Usage: {Seem}, {Appear}. To appear has reference to a thing's
           being presented to our view; as, the sun appears; to
           seem is connected with the idea of semblance, and
           usually implies an inference of our mind as to the
           probability of a thing's being so; as, a storm seems
           to be coming. ``The story appears to be true,'' means
           that the facts, as presented, go to show its truth;
           ``the story seems to be true,'' means that it has the
           semblance of being so, and we infer that it is true.
           ``His first and principal care being to appear unto
           his people such as he would have them be, and to be
           such as he appeared.'' --Sir P. Sidney.
                 Ham. Ay, madam, it is common. Queen. If it be,
                 Why seems it so particular with thee? Ham.
                 Seems, madam! Nay, it is; I know not ``seems.''
  2. \Seem\, v. t.
    To befit; to beseem. [Obs.] --Spenser.