Definition of Patch

1. Noun. A small contrasting part of something. "A fleck of red"

Exact synonyms: Dapple, Fleck, Maculation, Speckle, Spot
Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Pinpoint, Speck, Nebula, Splash, Fret, Worn Spot, Plaque, Macula, Macule, Mock Sun, Parhelion, Sundog, Macula, Sunspot, Facula, Facula
Derivative terms: Dapple, Fleck, Patchy, Speckle, Speckle, Spot



2. Verb. To join or unite the pieces of. "They patch the cape "; "Patch the skirt"
Exact synonyms: Piece
Generic synonyms: Conjoin, Join
Specialized synonyms: Vamp, Vamp Up
Derivative terms: Patching, Piece

3. Noun. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation. "A briar patch"
Exact synonyms: Plot, Plot Of Ground, Plot Of Land
Specialized synonyms: Bed, Garden
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract

4. Verb. Provide with a patch; also used metaphorically. "The field was patched with snow"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Patching

5. Noun. A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole.
Specialized synonyms: Flash, Pasty, Shoulder Patch
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material

6. Verb. Mend by putting a patch on. "They patch the cape "; "Patch a hole"
Exact synonyms: Patch Up
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On
Also: Patch Up
Derivative terms: Patching

7. Noun. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition. "A patch of bad weather"
Exact synonyms: Piece, Spell, While
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Cold Snap, Cold Spell, Hot Spell, Snap

8. Verb. Repair by adding pieces. "She pieced the china cup"
Exact synonyms: Piece
Generic synonyms: Bushel, Doctor, Fix, Furbish Up, Mend, Repair, Restore, Touch On
Derivative terms: Piece

9. Noun. A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program.

10. Noun. A connection intended to be used for a limited time.

11. Noun. Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment). "Her stockings had several mends"
Exact synonyms: Darn, Mend
Generic synonyms: Sewing, Stitchery

12. Noun. A protective cloth covering for an injured eye.
Exact synonyms: Eyepatch
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering

13. Noun. A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body.

Definition of Patch

1. n. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.

2. v. t. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.

Definition of Patch

1. Noun. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole. ¹

2. Noun. A small piece of anything used to repair damage or a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A repair intended to be used for a limited time; (differs from previous usage in that it is intended to be a temporary fix and the size of the repair is irrelevant).
This usage can mean that the repair is temporary because it is an early but necessary step in the process of properly, completely repairing something, ¹

4. Noun. A small, usually contrasting but always somehow different or distinct, part of something else (location, time, size); ¹

5. Noun. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck to heighten beauty; as in, imitation beauty mark. ¹

6. Noun. (medicine) A piece of material used to cover a wound. ¹

7. Noun. (medicine) An adhesive piece of material, impregnated with a drug, which is worn on the skin; the drug being slowly absorbed over a period of time. ¹

8. Noun. (medicine) A cover worn over a damaged eye, an eyepatch. ¹

9. Noun. A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting. ¹

10. Noun. (computing) A patch file, a file used for input to a patch program or that describes changes made to a computer file or files, usually changes made to a computer program that fix a programming bug. ¹

11. Noun. A small piece of material that is manually passed through a gun barrel to clean it. ¹

12. Noun. A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore. ¹

13. Noun. (often '''patch cable''', '''patch cord'''(,) etc.; see also patch panel) A cable connecting two pieces of electrical equipment. ¹

14. Verb. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat. ¹

15. Verb. To mend with pieces; to repair by fastening pieces on. ¹

16. Verb. To make out of pieces or patches, like a quilt. ¹

17. Verb. To join or unite the pieces of; to patch the skirt. ¹

18. Verb. A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system. ¹

19. Verb. To repair or arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; – generally with up; as, to patch up a truce. ¹

20. Verb. (computing) To make the changes a patch describes; to apply a patch to the files in question. Hence: ¹

21. Verb. To connect two pieces of electrical equipment using a cable. ¹

22. Noun. (archaic) A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patch

1. to mend or cover a hole or weak spot in [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patch

patacoons
patagia
patagial
patagium
patamar
patamars
pataphysicist
pataphysicists
pataphysics
patas
patatas bravas
patavinities
patavinity
patball
patballs
patch (current term)
patch-clamp techniques
patch-up
patch clamp
patch clamping
patch file
patch panel
patch pocket
patch test
patch tests
patch up
patchable
patchboard
patchboards
patchcoat

Literary usage of Patch

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"veying his property to patch. In Aug. 1805 it was arranged that patch should ... For this share patch paid Blight 250/., procured from the sale of his ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The defendant's statement as to the actual occurrence was in substance as follows: He received information that some men were hanging around the patch, ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"By Grimm's law, p is Gf; and we also find a collateral form to Low G. platte in G. fleet, a spot, place, piece, botch, patch, speck, stain; which is just ..."

4. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"CHAPTER XXXVI HOW SIR NIGEL TOOK THE patch FROM HIS EYE IT was a cold bleak morning in the beginning of March, and the mist was drifting in dense rolling ..."

5. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Why dealing patch, didst thou not come with mo this morning from the ship ? ... (4) To patch upon, to blame. East. patchES. Black patches were formerly worn ..."

6. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"... Caleb T. Fay and William Y. patch, late Assessor and Collector of Internal Revenue at San francisco. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives ..."

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