sewing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From sew +‎ -ing.

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sewing

  1. present participle of sew

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English sewinge, seuinge, seuwinge (sewing), equivalent to sew +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

sewing (countable and uncountable, plural sewings)

  1. The action of the verb to sew.
  2. Something that is being or has been sewn.
    She put down her sewing and went to answer the door.
    The sewing has come undone on this seam.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Mrs. Flanders had left her sewing on the table. There were her large reels of white cotton and her steel spectacles; her needle-case; her brown wool wound round an old postcard.
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