Definition of Stitch

1. Noun. A link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing.


2. Verb. Fasten by sewing; do needlework. "They stitch the cape "
Exact synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together
Entails: Conjoin, Join
Specialized synonyms: Hem, Resew, Overcast, Overcast, Backstitch, Gather, Pucker, Tuck, Finedraw, Fell, Baste, Tack, Hemstitch, Retick, Tick, Cast On, Cast Off
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Derivative terms: Sewer, Sewing, Stitcher, Stitchery, Stitching

3. Noun. A sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running.
Generic synonyms: Hurting, Pain

Definition of Stitch

1. n. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To practice stitching, or needlework.

4. n. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc.

Definition of Stitch

1. Noun. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. ¹

2. Noun. An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style. ¹

3. Noun. (sports) An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, caused by internal organs pulling downwards on the diaphragm during exercise. ¹

4. Noun. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn ¹

5. Noun. An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style. ¹

6. Noun. A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle. ¹

7. Noun. Hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance. ¹

8. Noun. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) A contortion, or twist. ¹

10. Noun. (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress. ¹

11. Noun. A furrow. (Chapman) ¹

12. Verb. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches. ¹

13. Verb. To sew, or unite or attach by stitches. ¹

14. Verb. (agriculture) To form land into ridges. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework. ¹

16. Verb. (computing graphics) To combine two or more photographs of the same scene into a single image. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stitch

1. to join by making in-and-out movements with a threaded needle [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stitch

stirring up
stirringly
stirrings
stirrup
stirrup bone
stirrup cup
stirrup iron
stirrup pump
stirrups
stirs
stirs up
stishie
stishies
stishovite
stistaite
stitch (current term)
stitch-up
stitch in the ditch
stitch up
stitchable
stitchbird
stitchbirds
stitched
stitchel
stitcher
stitcheries
stitchers
stitchery
stitches
stitching

Literary usage of Stitch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Woman's Book: Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home (1894)
"Reaching a leaf, you make use of the same stitch to work around the right side ... Work in the two halves of the leaf, separately, with close stem-stitch, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The most prominent of the manu- I The feed then moves the fabric forward one stitch length, a patent for his machine (Fig. ..."

3. Needlework as Art by Marianne Margaret Compton Cust Alford (1886)
"Fine fern stitch, finny stitch, new stitch, and chain stitch, Brave bred stitch, fisher stitch, Irish stitch, and queen's stitch, The Spanish stitch, ..."

4. A Treatise on Domestic Economy, for the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at by Catharine Esther Beecher (1854)
"EVERY young girl should be taught to do the following kinds of stitch, with propriety. ... In doing over-stitch, the edges should always be first fitted, ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"S.—Chain stitch. projected so that when next the needle descends tta loop is ... 2, and in so doing draws up the previous loop into a stitch, chain-like on ..."

6. The Hand-book of Needlework by Lambert (F.), Miss Lambert (1842)
"IVE stiches are, in general, employed for canvas work; viz. tent, and cross stitch, Gobelin or tapestry stitch, Irish, and German stitch. ..."

7. Clothing for Women; Selection, Design, Construction: A Practical Manual for by Laura Irene Baldt (1916)
"The right and wrong sides of this stitch are the reverse of the right and wrong sides of backstitch used in plain sewing. Chain stitch (Pig. ..."

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