Definitions of patch

  1. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
  2. To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
  3. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
  4. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; - generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
  5. To mend or strengthen by putting on an extra piece of material; mend clumsily; piece together.
  6. To mend with a piece: to repair clumsily: to make up of pieces: to make hastily.
  7. To mend with a piece; mend or make up rudely.
  8. provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; " The field was patched with snow"
  9. repair by adding pieces; " She pieced the china cup"
  10. mend or supply with a patch; " patch a hole"
  11. to join or unite the pieces of; " patch the skirt"
  12. To mend with a patch; to make up of pieces and shreds; to repair clumsily.
  13. To mend with a patch or patches; to repair clumsily; to make up of pieces; to make or complete suddenly- followed by up.
  14. a small contrasting part of something; " a bald spot"; " a leopard's spots"; " a patch of clouds"; " patches of thin ice"; " a fleck of red"
  15. a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
  16. a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
  17. a connection intended to be used for a limited time
  18. a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
  19. a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; " a bean plot"; " a cabbage patch"; " a briar patch"
  20. sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole ( especially in a garment); " her stockings had several mends"
  21. a period of indeterminate length ( usually short) marked by some action or condition; " he was here for a little while"; " I need to rest for a piece"; " a spell of good weather"; " a patch of bad weather"
  22. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
  23. A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
  24. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
  25. A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
  26. Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
  27. A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
  28. A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
  29. A piece of material put on to cover a hole or to strengthen; a small plot of ground; a small piece of black court- plaster, stuck on the face to increase its beauty.
  30. Patcher.
  31. A piece sewed or put on: anything like a patch: a small piece of ground: a plot.
  32. A piece put on; small piece of ground.
  33. A piece of cloth sewed on a garment; anything similar; a small piece of ground.
  34. A piece of cloth sewed on to cover a defect or hole; a piece in variegated needle- work; a detached piece.