Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “sewing”

See all translations

sewing

noun [U] uk   /ˈsəʊ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈsoʊ-/
a piece of cloth that is being or needs to be sewn: She put her sewing down.C1 the skill or activity of making or repairing clothes or other things made from cloth: I'm not very good at sewing.
More examples
Translations of “sewing”
in Korean 바느질…
in Arabic خِياطة…
in Portuguese costura…
in Catalan costura…
in Japanese 縫い物, 裁縫…
in Italian cucito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 縫製中的布料, 待縫製的布料, 縫紉法…
in Russian шитье…
in Turkish dikiş, dikilen şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 缝制中的布料, 待缝制的布料, 缝纫法…
in Polish szycie, krawiectwo…
(Definition of sewing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of sewing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “sewing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More