sewing

noun

sew·​ing ˈsō-iŋ How to pronounce sewing (audio)
1
: the act, method, or occupation of one that sews
2
: material that has been or is to be sewed

Examples of sewing in a Sentence

She left her sewing in the living room.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sewing was in the 14th century

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“Sewing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sewing. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

sewing

noun
sew·​ing
ˈsō-iŋ
1
: the act, method, or occupation of one that sews
2
: material that has been or is to be sewed
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