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stitch

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noun \ˈstich\

Simple Definition of stitch

  • : a piece of thread that is passed through a piece of material with a needle

  • medical : a special piece of thread that is used to hold a large cut or wound closed

  • : a single loop of thread or yarn that is wrapped around a tool (such as a knitting needle) and is linked to other loops to make fabric

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stitch

  1. 1 :  a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side

  2. 2a :  one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing, embroidering, or suturingb :  a portion of thread left in the material or suture left in the tissue after one stitch

  3. 3 :  a least bit especially of clothing <didn't have a stitch on>

  4. 4 :  a single loop of thread or yarn around an implement (as a knitting needle or crochet hook)

  5. 5 :  a stitch or series of stitches formed in a particular way <a basting stitch>

in stitches

  1. :  in a state of uncontrollable laughter <he had us all in stitches>

Examples of stitch in a sentence

  1. the stitches on a baseball

  2. She pulled out the stitches.

  3. His cut required six stitches.

  4. She gets her stitches removed tomorrow.

  5. The book teaches a variety of stitches.

  6. a scarf worked in knit stitch



Origin and Etymology of stitch

Middle English stiche, from Old English stice; akin to Old English stician to stick


First Known Use: before 12th century


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stitch

verb

Simple Definition of stitch

  • : to use a needle and thread to make or repair (something, such as a piece of clothing) : to join (something, such as a piece of fabric or a button) to something else with stitches

  • : to make (something, such as a design) out of stitches

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stitch

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a :  to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches <stitched a seam>b :  to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches

    2. 2 :  to unite by means of staples

    3. intransitive verb
    4. :  sew

    stitcher

    noun

    Examples of stitch in a sentence

    1. He stitched a patch onto his coat.

    2. Her initials were stitched on the pillowcase.

    3. He stitched a design along the border of the tablecloth.



    13th Century

    First Known Use of stitch

    13th century



    STITCH Defined for Kids

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    stitch

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    noun \ˈstich\

    Definition of stitch for Students

    1. 1 :  one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing or in closing a wound :  a portion of thread left after one such movement

    2. 2 :  a single loop of thread or yarn around a tool (as a knitting needle or crochet hook)

    3. 3 :  a type or style of stitching

    4. 4 :  a sudden sharp pain especially in the side




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    stitch

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    Definition of stitch for Students

    stitched

    stitching

    1. 1 :  to fasten or join by sewing <Stitch the ends of the two strips together.>

    2. 2 :  to make, mend, or decorate by or as if by sewing <My mother stitched up my torn pants.>

    3. 3 :  sew 2




    Medical Dictionary

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    stitch

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    noun \ˈstich\

    Medical Definition of stitch

    1. 1:  a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side

    2. 2a:  one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in suturingb:  a portion of a suture left in the tissue after one stitch <removal of stitches>




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    stitch

    transitive verb

    Medical Definition of stitch

    1. :  to fasten, join, or close with stitches <stitch a wound>





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