- First Reference: Genesis 27:12
- Last Reference: James 1:26
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
SEEM, v. i.
1. To appear; to make or have a show or semblance.
Thou art not what thou seems't. Shak.
All seem'd well pleased; all seem'd, but were not all. Milton.
2. To have the appearance of truth or fact; to be understood as true. It seems that the Turkish power is on the decline.
A prince of Italy, it seems, entertained his mistress on a great lake. Addison.
SEEM, v. t. To become; to befit. Obs.
SEE'MER, noun. One that carries an appearance or semblance.
Hence we shall see
If pow'r change purpose, what our seemers be. Shak.
1. Appearing; having the appearance or semblance, whether real or not.
2. adjective. Specious.
1. Appearance; show; semblance.
2. Fair appearance.
Seeming and and savor all the winter long. Shak.
3. Opinion or liking; favorable opinion.
Nothing more clear to their seeming. Hooker.
His persuasive words impregn'd
with reason to her seeming. Obs. Milton.
SEE'MINGLY, adv. In appearance; in show; in semblance.
This the father seemingly complied with. Addison.
they depend often on remote and seemingly disproportioned causes. Atterbury.
SEE'MINGNESS, noun. Fair appearance; plausibility.
SEE'MLESS, adjective. Unseemly; unfit; indecorous. Obs.
SEE'MLINESS, noun. [from seemly.] Comliness; grace; fitness; propriety; decency; decorum.
When seemliness combines with portliness. Camden.
SEE'MLY, adjective. Becoming; fit; suited to the object, occasion, purpose or character; suitable.
Suspense of judgement and excercise of charity were safer and seemlier for christian men, than the hot pursuit of these controversies. Hooker.
Honor is not seemly for a fool. Proverbs 26:1.
SEE'MLY, adv. In a decent or suitable manner.
SEE'MLYHEAD, [See Head and Hood.] Comely or decent appearance. Obs.