stitch (plural stitches)
- A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
- An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
- cross stitch
- herringbone stitch
- An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, brought on by exercise.
- A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
- drop a stitch
- take up a stitch
- An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
- A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
- A fastening, as of thread or wire, through the back of a book to connect the pages.
- (by extension) Any space passed over; distance.
- You have gone a good stitch.
- In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plough, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows.
- A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
- a stitch in the side
- He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy.
- (obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
- If you talk, / Or pull your face into a stitch again, / I shall be angry.
- (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress.
- to wet every stitch of clothes
- She didn't have a stitch on.
- A furrow.
- The space between two double furrows.
- German: Stich
- French: point de côté
- German: Seitenstechen
- Italian: fitta
- Portuguese: pontada
- Spanish: dolor en el costado
- German: Strickmuster
- Portuguese: ponto
- French: fringue
stitch (stitches, present participle stitching; past and past participle stitched)
- To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
- to stitch a shirt bosom.
- To sew, or unite or attach by stitches.
- to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
- (intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
- (agriculture) To form land into ridges.
- To weld together through a series of connecting or overlapping spot welds.
- (computing, graphics) To combine two or more photographs of the same scene into a single image.
- I can use this software to stitch together a panorama.
- (more generally) To include, combine, or unite into a single whole.
- (form stitches in) sew
- (unite by stitches) sew, sew together, stitch together
- (form land into ridges) plough (British), plow (US)