Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: patch  pach
  1. A small contrasting part of something
    "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice";
    - spot, speckle, dapple, fleck, maculation
     
  2. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch";
    - plot, plot of land, plot of ground, paddock [Austral, NZ]
     
  3. A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
     
  4. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    "a patch of bad weather";
    - while, piece, spell
     
  5. A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
     
  6. A connection intended to be used for a limited time
    - temporary hookup
     
  7. Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
    - mend, darn
     
  8. A protective cloth covering for an injured eye
    - eyepatch
     
  9. A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
    - bandage
Verb: patch  pach
  1. To join or unite the pieces of
    "patch the skirt";
    - piece
     
  2. Provide with a patch; also used metaphorically
    "The field was patched with snow"
     
  3. Mend by putting a patch on
    "patch a hole";
    - patch up
     
  4. Repair by adding pieces
    "She patched the china cup";
    - piece

Derived forms: patched, patching, patches

See also: patch up

Type of: bushel [US], cloth covering, computer program, computer programme [Brit], conjoin, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion [Brit], contrivance, doctor, dressing, fix, furbish up, furnish, join, lash-up, marking, medical dressing, mend, parcel, parcel of land, piece of cloth, piece of ground, piece of land, piece of material, program, programme [Brit, Cdn], provide, render, repair, restore, sewing, stitchery, supply, time, touch on, tract

Encyclopedia: Patch, Saint Louis