(Seem"ly) a. [Compar.Seemlier ; superl. Seeliest.] [Icel. smiligr, fr. smr becoming, fit; akin
to samr same, E. same; the sense being properly, the same or like, hence, fitting. See Seem, v. i.]
Suited to the object, occasion, purpose, or character; suitable; fit; becoming; comely; decorous.
He had a seemly nose.Chaucer.
I am a woman, lacking witShak.
To make a seemly answer to such persons.
Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity were safer and seemlier for Christian men than the hot
pursuit of these controversies.Hooker.
Syn. Becoming; fit; suitable; proper; appropriate; congruous; meet; decent; decorous.
(Seem"ly) adv. [Compar. Seemlier; superl. Seemliest.] In a decent or suitable manner; becomingly.
Suddenly a men before him stood,Milton.
Not rustic as before, but seemlier clad,
As one in city or court or place
(Seem"ly*hed) n. [See -hood.] Comely or decent appearance. [Obs.] Rom. of R. Spenser.
(Seen) p. p. of See.
(Seen), a. Versed; skilled; accomplished. [Obs.]
Well seen in every science that mote be.Spenser.
Noble Boyle, not less in nature seen,Dryden.
Than his great brother read in states and men.
(Seep or Sipe) , v. i. [AS. sipan to distill.] To run or soak through fine pores and interstices; to
ooze. [Scot. & U. S.]
Water seeps up through the sidewalks.G. W. Cable.
(Seep"age or Sip"age), n. Water that seeped or oozed through a porous soil. [Scot. & U. S.]
(Seep"y or Sip"y), a. Oozy; applied to land under cultivation that is not well drained.
(Seer) a. Sore; painful. [Prov. Eng.] Ray.
(Se"er) n. One who sees. Addison.
(Seer) n. [From See.] A person who foresees events; a prophet. Milton.
(Seer"ess), n. A female seer; a prophetess.
(Seer"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) A scombroid food fish of Madeira (Cybium Commersonii).
(Seer"hand) n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A kind of muslin of a texture between nainsook and
(Seer"ship), n. The office or quality of a seer.
(Seer"suck`er) n. A light fabric, originally made in the East Indies, of silk and linen, usually
having alternating stripes, and a slightly craped or puckered surface; also, a cotton fabric of similar appearance.
(Seer"wood`) n. [See Sear.] Dry wood. [Written also searwood.] [Obs.] Dryden.