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Definition of Patch

Patch

  1. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
  2. A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
  3. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
  4. A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
  5. Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
  6. A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
  7. A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
  8. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
  9. To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
  10. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
  11. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; -- generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.

Patch Quotations

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Andy Goldsworthy

Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb towards it.
Edmund Hillary

In Tanzania, the chimps are isolated in a very tiny patch of forest. I flew over it 13 years ago and realized that, basically, all the trees had gone, that people all around the park are struggling to survive. It became very clear that there was no way to protect the chimps while the people were in this dire circumstance.
Jane Goodall

Every portfolio benefits from bonds; they provide a cushion when the stock market hits a rough patch. But avoiding stocks completely could mean your investment won't grow any faster than the rate of inflation.
Suze Orman

It's got to be the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet. If you're afraid to use an expression like that, you should get back in the cotton patch, you should get back in the alley.
Malcolm X
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Patch Translations

patch in Danish is reparere
patch in Dutch is lap, lapwerk, ingezet stuk
patch in German is reparieren
patch in Latin is pannus, resarcio
patch in Portuguese is remendo
patch in Spanish is parche, remendar
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