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stitch

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noun \ˈstich\

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 (such 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

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Definition of stitch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to fasten, join, or close with or as if with stitches stitched a seamb :  to make, mend, or decorate with or as if with stitches

  3. 2 :  to unite by means of staples

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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 English Language Learners

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stitch

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noun \ˈstich\

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


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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

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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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Definition of stitch for Students

stitched

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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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