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Meaning & Definition of Patch in English

English

Patch

/pæʧ/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • spot
  • ,
  • speckle
  • ,
  • dapple
  • ,
  • patch
  • ,
  • fleck
  • ,
  • maculation

2. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation

  • "A bean plot"
  • "A cabbage patch"
  • "A briar patch"
    synonym:
  • plot
  • ,
  • plot of land
  • ,
  • plot of ground
  • ,
  • patch

3. A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole

    synonym:
  • patch

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • while
  • ,
  • piece
  • ,
  • spell
  • ,
  • patch

5. A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program

    synonym:
  • patch

6. A connection intended to be used for a limited time

    synonym:
  • temporary hookup
  • ,
  • patch

7. Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

  • "Her stockings had several mends"
    synonym:
  • mend
  • ,
  • patch
  • ,
  • darn

8. A protective cloth covering for an injured eye

    synonym:
  • eyepatch
  • ,
  • patch

9. A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

    synonym:
  • bandage
  • ,
  • patch

verb

1. To join or unite the pieces of

  • "Patch the skirt"
    synonym:
  • patch
  • ,
  • piece

2. Provide with a patch

  • Also used metaphorically
  • "The field was patched with snow"
    synonym:
  • patch

3. Mend by putting a patch on

  • "Patch a hole"
    synonym:
  • patch
  • ,
  • patch up

4. Repair by adding pieces

  • "She pieced the china cup"
    synonym:
  • piece
  • ,
  • patch