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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

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
Andy Goldsworthy

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

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

When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.
Eddie Rickenbacker

Our sense of self is a kind of construct. It is in some ways like a novel, and it's like a fabric of fictions that we patch together from memory.
Dan Chaon
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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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