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stitch

noun \ ˈstich \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of stitch

1 :a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side
2 a :one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in sewing, embroidering, or suturing
b :a portion of thread left in the material or suture left in the tissue after one stitch
3 :a least bit especially of clothing
  • didn't have a stitch on
4 :a single loop of thread or yarn around an implement (such as a knitting needle or crochet hook)
5 :a stitch or series of stitches formed in a particular way
  • a basting stitch
in stitches
: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

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Origin and Etymology of stitch

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


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stitch

verb

Definition of stitch

transitive verb
1 a :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 :to unite by means of staples
intransitive verb
: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.

Recent Examples of stitch from the Web

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First Known Use of stitch

13th century

stitch Synonyms

Synonyms
darn, sew, suture
Related Words
mend, patch, repair; baste, ease, fell, finish, overcast; cross-stitch, embroider; crochet, knit, quilt
Near Antonyms
unsew


STITCH Defined for English Language Learners

stitch

noun

Definition of stitch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


stitch

verb

Definition of stitch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


STITCH Defined for Kids

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stitch

noun \ ˈstich \

Definition of stitch for Students

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 :a single loop of thread or yarn around a tool (as a knitting needle or crochet hook)
3 :a type or style of stitching
4 :a sudden sharp pain especially in the side

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stitch

verb

Definition of stitch for Students

stitched; stitching
1 :to fasten or join by sewing
  • Stitch the ends of the two strips together.
2 :to make, mend, or decorate by or as if by sewing
  • My mother stitched up my torn pants.
3 :sew 2

Medical Dictionary

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stitch

noun \ ˈstich \

medical Definition of stitch

1 :a local sharp and sudden pain especially in the side
2 a :one in-and-out movement of a threaded needle in suturing
b :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

:to fasten, join, or close with stitches
  • stitch a wound


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