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English noun: patch

1. patch (attribute) a small contrasting part of something


SamplesA bald spot.
A leopard's spots.
A patch of clouds.
Patches of thin ice.
A fleck of red.


Synonymsdapple, fleck, maculation, speckle, spot


Broader (hypernym)marking


Narrower (hyponym)facula, facula, fret, macula, macula, macule, mock sun, nebula, parhelion, pinpoint, plaque, speck, splash, sundog, sunspot, worn spot

2. patch (location) a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation


SamplesA bean plot.
A cabbage patch.
A briar patch.


Synonymsplot, plot of ground, plot of land


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)bed, garden

3. patch (artifact) a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole


Broader (hypernym)piece of cloth, piece of material


Narrower (hyponym)flash, pasty, shoulder patch

4. patch (time) a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition


SamplesHe was here for a little while.
I need to rest for a piece.
A spell of good weather.
A patch of bad weather.


Synonymspiece, spell, while


Broader (hypernym)time


Narrower (hyponym)cold snap, cold spell, hot spell, snap

5. patch (communication) a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program


Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

6. patch (artifact) a connection intended to be used for a limited time


Synonymstemporary hookup


Broader (hypernym)connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, contrivance, lash-up

7. patch (artifact) sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)


SamplesHer stockings had several mends.


Synonymsdarn, mend


Broader (hypernym)sewing, stitchery

8. patch (artifact) a protective cloth covering for an injured eye


Synonymseyepatch


Broader (hypernym)cloth covering

9. patch (artifact) a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body


Synonymsbandage


Broader (hypernym)dressing, medical dressing


Narrower (hyponym)adhesive bandage, capeline bandage, cast, compression bandage, elastic bandage, four-tailed bandage, immovable bandage, oblique bandage, plaster bandage, plaster cast, roller bandage, scarf bandage, sling, suspensory, suspensory bandage, swathe, tourniquet, triangular bandage, truss, wrapping


Part holonymgauze, gauze bandage


English verb: patch

1. patch (contact) to join or unite the pieces of


SamplesPatch the skirt.


ExamplesThey patch the cape


Synonymspiece


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join


Narrower (hyponym)vamp, vamp up

2. patch (possession) provide with a patch; also used metaphorically


SamplesThe field was patched with snow.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply

3. patch (change) mend by putting a patch on


SamplesPatch a hole.


ExamplesThey patch the cape


Synonymspatch up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

4. patch (change) repair by adding pieces


SamplesShe pieced the china cup.


Synonymspiece


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on









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