Definition of Patching

1. Noun. The act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it.

Generic synonyms: Fix, Fixing, Fixture, Mend, Mending, Repair, Reparation
Derivative terms: Patch, Patch, Patch



Definition of Patching

1. Verb. (present participle of patch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patching

1. patch [v] - See also: patch

Medical Definition of Patching

1. Passive process in which integral membrane components become clustered following cross linking by an external or internal polyvalent ligand. See: capping. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Patching

patchboard
patchboards
patchcoat
patchcord
patched
patched-up
patcher
patchers
patchery
patches
patchier
patchiest
patchily
patchiness
patchinesses
patching (current term)
patchings
patchlike
patchnose snake
patchnose snakes
patchouli
patchoulies
patchoulis
patchoulol synthase
patchouly
patchwork
patchwork quilt
patchworked
patchworking
patchworks

Literary usage of Patching

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1. Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson's Wonderful Drift on by Euphemia Vale Blake (1874)
"patching up Clothes.—Captain Hall's Rifle.—Cutting Fresh-water Ice for Drink. ... "I WAS preparing myself for hunting, patching up my old thin clothes as ..."

2. A Treatise on Etching by Maxime Lalanne, Sylvester Rosa Koehler (1880)
"patching. — For partial retouches and for patching the stopping-out varnish is also used, but in a simpler and more expeditious way. ..."

3. The Revised Reports by Robert Campbell, Frederick Pollock, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1908)
"BY an indenture, bearing date the 18th of August, 1830, and made between James Edwards of the first part, Richard patching the father of the second part, ..."

4. Progressive Lessons in the Art and Practice of Needlework for Use in Schools by Catherine F. Johnson (1895)
"The work laid out for this year includes advanced patching and darning on fine, ... patching: — '• In patching, the pupil has been taught the importance of ..."

5. Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources by John Ashton (1882)
"... like men—Scents- Patches—patching Whig and Tory—Masks—The hood—High- crowned hats—Furs—Umbrellas—Pattens—The fan—Mobs—Shopping—Stuffs—List of Indian ..."

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