patch

12 ENTRIES FOUND:

1patch

noun \ˈpach\

Definition of PATCH

1
:  a piece of material used to mend or cover a hole or a weak spot
2
:  a tiny piece of black silk or court plaster worn on the face or neck especially by women to hide a blemish or to heighten beauty
3
a :  a piece of material (as adhesive plaster) used medically usually to cover a wound
b :  a usually disk-shaped piece of material that is worn on the skin and contains a substance (as a drug) that is absorbed at a constant rate through the skin into the bloodstream <a nicotine patch>
c :  a shield worn over the socket of an injured or missing eye
4
a :  a small piece :  scrap
b :  a part or area distinct from that about it <cabbage patch>
c :  a period of time :  spell <was going through a rough patch>
5
:  someone or something equal or comparable —usually used in negative constructions <the new chairman isn't a patch on his predecessor>
6
:  a piece of cloth sewed on a garment as an ornament or insignia; especially :  shoulder patch
7
:  a temporary connection in a communication system (as a telephone hookup)
8
:  a minor correction or modification in a computer program

Origin of PATCH

Middle English pacche
First Known Use: 14th century

2patch

verb

: to cover a hole in (something) with a piece of material

: to connect (a person, telephone call, etc.) to a communication system especially for a short period of time

Full Definition of PATCH

transitive verb
1
:  to mend, cover, or fill up a hole or weak spot in
2
:  to provide with a patch
3
a :  to make of patches or fragments
b :  to mend or put together especially in hasty or shabby fashion —usually used with up
c :  to apply a patch to (a computer program)
4
a :  to connect (as circuits) by a patch cord
b :  to connect (as a person or message) to a communication system especially temporarily <they patched him into the conference call>

Examples of PATCH

  1. The fence needs to be patched.
  2. They patched him into the conference call.

First Known Use of PATCH

15th century

3patch

noun

Definition of PATCH

:  fool, dolt

Origin of PATCH

perhaps by folk etymology from Italian dialect paccio
First Known Use: 1549

patch

noun \ˈpach\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PATCH

1
a : a piece of material used medically usually to cover a wound or repair a defect—see patch graft b : a usually disk-shaped piece of material that is worn on the skin and contains a substance (as a drug) that is absorbed at a constant rate through the skin and into the bloodstream <a nicotine patch>—called also skin patch c : a shield worn over the socket of an injured or missing eye
2
: a circumscribed region of tissue (as on the skin or in a section from an organ) that differs from the normal color or composition <sometimes great white patches develop on the tongue, the cheeks, and the gums—Morris Fishbein>
patch transitive verb
patchy \-ē\ adjective, patch·i·er patch·i·est

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