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  Definition of patch
  1. a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
  2. a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
  3. sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
  4. a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
  5. a connection intended to be used for a limited time
  6. a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard''s spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
  7. a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
  8. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
  9. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
  10. repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
  11. mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
  12. to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
  13. provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"
Similar Words: bandage, eyepatch, mend, darn, temporary hookup, spot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculation, plot, plot of ground, while, piece, spell, patch up

 

See Also: reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle

 

Hyponyms: adhesive bandage, capeline bandage, cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage, compression bandage, tourniquet, elastic bandage, four-tailed bandage, immovable bandage, oblique bandage, roller bandage, sling, scarf bandage, triangular bandage, suspensory, suspensory bandage, swathe, wrapping, truss, flash, pasties, shoulder patch, speck, pinpoint, nebula, worn spot, fret, plaque, macule, macula, bed, garden, cold spell, cold snap, hot spell, snap, vamp, vamp up

 

Derivational Morphology: bandage, patch up, piece, spot, fleck, blob, blot, mottle, dapple, cloud, speckle, bespeckle, stipple, mend, darn, patching, maculation

 

 
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