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Definition 1: a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole - [noun denoting artifact]

(patch is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of fabric

(... is a kind of patch ) a bright patch of color used for decoration or identification

"red flashes adorned the airplane" "a flash sewn on his sleeve indicated the unit he belonged to"

(... is a kind of patch ) (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers

(... is a kind of patch ) patch worn on the shoulder of a military uniform to indicate rank

Definition 2: sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her stockings had several mends

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

"she put her sewing back in the basket"

Definition 3: a protective cloth covering for an injured eye - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

Definition 4: a connection intended to be used for a limited time - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) an instrumentality that connects

"he soldered the connection" "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(patch is a kind of ...) any improvised arrangement for temporary use

Definition 5: a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) a cloth covering for a wound or sore

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive

(... is a kind of patch ) an enveloping bandage

(... is a kind of patch ) a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application

(... is a kind of patch ) a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb

(... is a kind of patch ) a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied

(... is a kind of patch ) (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure

(... is a kind of patch ) a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends; the central part is placed under the chin to restrict motion of the mandible and the tails are tied over the top of the head

(... is a kind of patch ) a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

(... is a kind of patch ) bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap

(patch is a part of ...) (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings

Definition 6: a small contrasting part of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bald spot
  • a leopard's spots
  • a patch of clouds
  • patches of thin ice
  • a fleck of red

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

(... is a kind of patch ) a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots

(... is a kind of patch ) a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field

(... is a kind of patch ) a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals

"two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"

(... is a kind of patch ) a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases

(... is a kind of patch ) (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body

(... is a kind of patch ) a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion

(... is a kind of patch ) a patch of bright color

"her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"

(... is a kind of patch ) (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

(... is a kind of patch ) a very small spot

"the plane was just a speck in the sky"

(... is a kind of patch ) a bright spot on a planet

Definition 7: a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program - [noun denoting communication]

(patch is a kind of ...) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

Definition 8: a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bean plot
  • a cabbage patch
  • a briar patch

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of patch ) a plot of ground in which plants are growing

"the gardener planted a bed of roses"

(... is a kind of patch ) a plot of ground where plants are cultivated

Definition 9: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition - [noun denoting time]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was here for a little while
  • I need to rest for a piece
  • a spell of good weather
  • a patch of bad weather

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of patch ) a spell of cold weather

(... is a kind of patch ) a spell of hot weather

(... is a kind of patch ) a spell of cold weather

"a cold snap in the middle of May"

Definition 10: mend by putting a patch on - [verb of change]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • patch a hole

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 11: repair by adding pieces - [verb of change]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pieced the china cup

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 12: to join or unite the pieces of - [verb of contact]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • patch the skirt

Synonyms for patch in the sense of this definition

(patch is a kind of ...) make contact or come together

"The two roads join here"

(... is a kind of patch ) piece (something old) with a new part

"vamp up an old speech"

Definition 13: provide with a patch; also used metaphorically - [verb of possession]

Samples where patch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The field was patched with snow

(patch is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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