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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.

Stitch Quotations

If books were Persian carpets, one would not look only at the outer side. because it is the stitch that makes a carpet wear, gives it its life and bloom.
Rumer Godden

Little girls love dolls. They just don't love doll clothes. We've got four thousand dolls and ain't one of them got a stitch of clothes on.
Jeff Foxworthy

Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music. You want to make sure you've pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.
Adam Levine

I was never an ambitious girl, or even a self-confident one. I never went in for beauty pageants or wore a stitch of make-up until I went to Los Angeles.
Pamela Anderson

All through my life what I've loved doing is watching movies. I love the escapism of film, I love stories. So it is incredible to be able to be in them as much as I am, to see them from the first stitch in a costume to the end product.
Keira Knightley
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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
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