Ham vs. Hem

Ham vs. Hem — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Ham and Hem

Hamnoun

(anatomy) The region back of the knee joint; the popliteal space; the hock.

Heminterjection

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

Hamnoun

(countable) A thigh and buttock of an animal slaughtered for meat.

Hemnoun

An utterance or sound of the voice like "hem", often indicative of hesitation or doubt, sometimes used to call attention.

Hamnoun

(uncountable) Meat from the thigh of a hog cured for food.

a little piece of ham for the cat

Hemnoun

(sewing) The border of an article of clothing doubled back and stitched together to finish the edge and prevent it from fraying.

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Hamnoun

The back of the thigh.

Hemnoun

A rim or margin of something.

Hamnoun

Electronic mail that is wanted; mail that is not spam or junk mail.

Hemnoun

In sheet metal design, a rim or edge folded back on itself to create a smooth edge and to increase strength or rigidity.

Hamnoun

obsolete form of home

Hemverb

To make the sound expressed by the word hem; to hesitate in speaking.

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Hamnoun

(acting) an overacting or amateurish performer; an actor with an especially showy or exaggerated style

Hemverb

(intransitive) in sewing To make a hem.

Hamnoun

(radio) an amateur radio operator

Hemverb

(transitive): To put hem on an article of clothing, to edge or put a border on something.

Hamverb

(acting) To overact; to act with exaggerated emotions.

Hemverb

(transitive): To surround something or someone in a confining way.

A small yard hemmed about by a tall hedge.

Hamnoun

meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)

Hemnoun

lap that forms a cloth border doubled back and stitched down

Hamnoun

(Old Testament) son of Noah

Hemverb

fold over and sew together to provide with a hem;

hem my skirt

Hamnoun

a licensed amateur radio operator

Hemverb

utter `hem' or `ahem'

Hamnoun

an unskilled actor who overacts

Hamverb

exaggerate one's acting