HyperDic: patch

English > 13 senses of the word patch:
NOUNattributepatch, spot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculationa small contrasting part of something
locationpatch, plot, plot of land, plot of grounda small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
artifactpatcha piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
timepatch, while, piece, spella period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
communicationpatcha short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
artifactpatch, temporary hookupa connection intended to be used for a limited time
artifactpatch, mend, darnsewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
artifactpatch, eyepatcha protective cloth covering for an injured eye
artifactpatch, bandagea piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
VERBcontactpatch, pieceto join or unite the pieces of
possessionpatchprovide with a patch
changepatch, patch upmend by putting a patch on
changepatch, piecerepair by adding pieces
patch > pronunciation
Soundspae'ch
Rhymesattach ... thatch / Thatch: 16 rhymes with aech...
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA small contrasting part of something.
Examples
  • "a patch of clouds"
  • "patches of thin ice"
Synonymsspot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculation
Narrowerfacula, solar faculaA large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
faculaA bright spot on a planet
macule, maculaA patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated
nebula(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
parhelion, mock sun, sundogA bright spot on the parhelic circle
plaque(pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
speck, pinpointA very small spot
splashA patch of bright color
sunspot, maculaA cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere
worn spot, fretA spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
BroadermarkingA pattern of marks
Spanishmancha, mota
Catalanclapa, mota, placa, taca
Adjectivespatchyirregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.
Verbspatchprovide with a patch
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningA small area of ground covered by specific vegetation.
Examples
  • "a cabbage patch"
  • "a briar patch"
Synonymsplot, plot of land, plot of ground
NarrowerbedA plot of ground in which plants are growing
gardenA plot of ground where plants are cultivated
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishbancal, era
Catalanbancal, era, erol
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole.
NarrowerflashA bright patch of color used for decoration or identification
pasty(usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers
shoulder patchpatch worn on the shoulder of a military uniform to indicate rank
Broaderpiece of cloth, piece of materialA separate part consisting of fabric
Spanishguarache, parche, remiendo
Verbspatchto join or unite the pieces of
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningA period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
Example "a patch of bad weather"
Synonymswhile, piece, spell
Narrowercold spell, cold snapA spell of cold weather
hot spellA spell of hot weather
snapA spell of cold weather
BroadertimeAn indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)
Spanishinstante, minuto, momento, rato, segundo, suspiro, tiempo
Catalandurant, estona, instant, segon
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningA short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program.
Broaderprogram, programme, computer program, computer programme(computer science) a sequence / sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
Spanishparche
Catalanpedaç
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA connection intended to be used for a limited time.
Synonymtemporary hookup
Broaderconnection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectiveAn instrumentality that connects
lash-up, contrivanceAny improvised arrangement for temporary use
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningSewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment).
Synonymsmend, darn
Broadersewing, stitcheryNeedlework on which you are working with needle and thread
Spanishparche, remiendo, zurcido
Verbspatchmend by putting a patch on
patchto join or unite the pieces of
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningA protective cloth covering for an injured eye.
Synonymeyepatch
Broadercloth coveringA covering made of cloth
Spanishparche
Catalanpedac ocular, pedaç ocular
English > patch: 13 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body.
Synonymbandage
Partsgauze, gauze bandage(medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
Narroweradhesive bandagebandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive
capeline bandagebandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap
cast, plaster cast, plaster bandagebandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
compression bandage, tourniquetbandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
elastic bandageA bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
four-tailed bandageA bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends
immovable bandageA bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied
oblique bandageA bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb
roller bandagebandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application
sling, scarf bandage, triangular bandagebandage to support an injured forearm
suspensory, suspensory bandageA bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)
swathe, wrappingAn enveloping bandage
truss(medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt
Broaderdressing, medical dressingA cloth covering for a wound or sore
Spanishapósito, cataplasma, vendaje, vendajes, venda
Catalanapòsit, bena, embenatge, embenat
English > patch: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo join or unite the pieces of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey patch the cape
Example"patch the skirt"
Synonympiece
Narrowervamp, vamp upPiece (something old) with a new part
Broaderjoin, conjoinmake contact or come together
Spanishajuntar
Nounspatcha piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
patchsewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
patchingthe act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
English > patch: 13 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningProvide with a patch; also used metaphorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The field was patched with snow"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanishemparchar
Nounspatcha small contrasting part of something
patchingthe act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
English > patch: 13 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmend by putting a patch on.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey patch the cape
Example"patch a hole"
Synonympatch up
Broaderrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
See alsopatch upcome to terms
Spanishparchear, remendar
Catalanposar pegats a
Nounspatchsewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
patchingthe act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
English > patch: 13 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningrepair by adding pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonympiece
Broaderrepair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
Spanishremendar

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