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Definition of 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.
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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