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Definition of Stitch


  1. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc.
  2. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
  3. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.
  4. A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
  5. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.
  6. A contortion, or twist.
  7. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.
  8. A furrow.
  9. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom.
  10. To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
  11. To form land into ridges.
  12. To practice stitching, or needlework.
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Stitch Translations

stitch in Dutch is steek
stitch in Latin is consuo consui consutum, vieo
stitch in Portuguese is ponto
stitch in Spanish is puntada