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patch

 (păch)
n.
1.
a. A small piece of material affixed to another, larger piece to conceal, reinforce, or repair a worn area, hole, or tear.
b. A small piece of cloth used for patchwork.
2. A small cloth badge affixed to a garment as a decoration or an insignia, as of a military unit.
3.
a. A dressing or covering applied to protect a wound or sore.
b. A pad or shield of cloth worn over an eye socket or an injured eye.
c. A transdermal patch.
5.
a. A small piece, part, or section, especially that which differs from or contrasts with the whole: a patch of thin ice; patches of sunlight.
b. A small plot or piece of land, especially one that produces or is used for growing specific vegetation: a briar patch; a bean patch.
6. An indefinite period of time; a spell: weathered a difficult patch after losing his job.
7. A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
8. Computers A piece of code added to software in order to fix a bug, especially as a temporary correction between two releases.
v. patched, patch·ing, patch·es
v.tr.
1. To put a patch or patches on: patched my pants.
2. To make by sewing scraps of material together: patch a quilt.
3. To mend, repair, or put together, especially hastily, clumsily, or poorly: They patched together the broken statues with glue and plaster. The delegates will be forced to patch up their differences.
4. To connect temporarily (electronic components), as with a patch cord.
5. Computers To correct a bug in (an item of software), especially as a temporary correction between releases.
v.intr.
Electronics To be connected temporarily.

[Middle English pacche, perhaps alteration of pece, pecche, piece; see piece.]

patch′a·ble adj.
patch′er n.

patch

(pætʃ)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing)
a. a piece of material used to mend a garment or to make patchwork, a sewn-on pocket, etc
b. (as modifier): a patch pocket.
2. a small piece, area, expanse, etc
3. (Physical Geography)
a. a small plot of land
b. its produce: a patch of cabbages.
4. (Human Geography) a district for which particular officials, such as social workers or policemen, have responsibility: he's a problem that's on your patch, John.
5. (Pathology) pathol any discoloured area on the skin, mucous membranes, etc, usually being one sign of a specific disorder
6. (Medicine) med
a. a protective covering for an injured eye
b. any protective dressing
7. (Clothing & Fashion) an imitation beauty spot, esp one made of black or coloured silk, worn by both sexes, esp in the 18th century
8. (Military) Also called: flash US an identifying piece of fabric worn on the shoulder of a uniform, on a vehicle, etc
9. a small contrasting section or stretch: a patch of cloud in the blue sky.
10. a scrap; remnant
11. (Computer Science) computing a small set of instructions to correct or improve a computer program
12. informal Austral the insignia of a motorcycle club or gang
13. a bad patch a difficult or troubled time
14. not a patch on informal not nearly as good as
vb (tr)
15. (Knitting & Sewing) to mend or supply (a garment, etc) with a patch or patches
16. to put together or produce with patches
17. (Textiles) (of material) to serve as a patch to
18. (often foll by up) to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
19. (often foll by up) to make (up) or settle (a quarrel)
20. (Electronics) to connect (electric circuits) together temporarily by means of a patch board
21. (Telecommunications) (usually foll by through) to connect (a telephone call) by means of a patch board
22. (Computer Science) computing to correct or improve (a program) by adding a small set of instructions
[C16 pacche, perhaps from French pieche piece]
ˈpatchable adj
ˈpatcher n

patch1

(pætʃ)

n.
1. a small piece of material used to mend a tear or break, cover a hole, or strengthen a weak place.
2. a piece of material used to cover or protect a wound, an injured part, etc.
3. an adhesive patch that applies to the skin and gradually delivers drugs or medication to the user: using a nicotine patch to try to quit smoking.
4. any of the pieces of cloth sewn together to form patchwork.
5. a small piece, scrap, or area of anything: a patch of ice on the road.
6. a small plot, esp. one in which a specific type of plant grows: a cabbage patch.
7. a cloth emblem worn on the sleeve of a military uniform to identify the wearer's unit.
8. an organizational or affiliational emblem of cloth sewn to one's jacket, shirt, cap, etc.
9. a tiny, usu. black piece of material applied to the face or neck, as to set off a feature or to cover a flaw.
10. a connection or hookup, as between radio circuits or telephone lines.
v.t.
11. to mend, cover, or strengthen with or as if with a patch.
12. to repair or restore, esp. in a hasty or makeshift way (usu. fol. by up).
13. to make by joining patches or pieces together: to patch a quilt.
14. to settle or smooth over (a quarrel or difference) (often fol. by up).
15. (esp. in radio and telephone communications) to connect or hook up (circuits, programs, conversations, etc.) (often fol. by through, into, etc.).
v.i.
16. to make a connection between radio circuits, telephone lines, etc. (often fol. by in or into).
[1350–1400; Middle English pacche; perhaps akin to Old Provençal pedas piece to cover a hole < Vulgar Latin *pedaceum literally, something measured; compare Medieval Latin pedāre to measure in feet; see ped-]
patch′a•ble, adj.
patch′er, n.

patch2

(pætʃ)

n.
clown; fool.
[1540–50; perhaps < Italian pazzo fool]

Patch

 a collection or mass of floating ice floes; a patch or small amount of something; a scrap or remnant.
Examples: patch of earth, 1684; of ice floes, 1820; of philosophy, 1529; of poetry, 1633; of potatoes, 1894; of snow, 1807; of sunlight.

patch


Past participle: patched
Gerund: patching

Imperative
patch
patch
Present
I patch
you patch
he/she/it patches
we patch
you patch
they patch
Preterite
I patched
you patched
he/she/it patched
we patched
you patched
they patched
Present Continuous
I am patching
you are patching
he/she/it is patching
we are patching
you are patching
they are patching
Present Perfect
I have patched
you have patched
he/she/it has patched
we have patched
you have patched
they have patched
Past Continuous
I was patching
you were patching
he/she/it was patching
we were patching
you were patching
they were patching
Past Perfect
I had patched
you had patched
he/she/it had patched
we had patched
you had patched
they had patched
Future
I will patch
you will patch
he/she/it will patch
we will patch
you will patch
they will patch
Future Perfect
I will have patched
you will have patched
he/she/it will have patched
we will have patched
you will have patched
they will have patched
Future Continuous
I will be patching
you will be patching
he/she/it will be patching
we will be patching
you will be patching
they will be patching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been patching
you have been patching
he/she/it has been patching
we have been patching
you have been patching
they have been patching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been patching
you will have been patching
he/she/it will have been patching
we will have been patching
you will have been patching
they will have been patching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been patching
you had been patching
he/she/it had been patching
we had been patching
you had been patching
they had been patching
Conditional
I would patch
you would patch
he/she/it would patch
we would patch
you would patch
they would patch
Past Conditional
I would have patched
you would have patched
he/she/it would have patched
we would have patched
you would have patched
they would have patched

patch

A piece of software designed to be added to a program to correct errors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patch - a small contrasting part of somethingpatch - 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"
marking - a pattern of marks
speck, pinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash - a patch of bright color; "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
worn spot, fret - a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
macula, sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula - a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula - a bright spot on a planet
2.patch - a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
bed - a plot of ground in which plants are growing; "the gardener planted a bed of roses"
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
3.patch - a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
flash - 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"
pasty - (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
shoulder patch - patch worn on the shoulder of a military uniform to indicate rank
4.patch - 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"
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
cold snap, cold spell - a spell of cold weather
hot spell - a spell of hot weather
snap - a spell of cold weather; "a cold snap in the middle of May"
5.patch - a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code"
6.patch - a connection intended to be used for a limited time
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
lash-up, contrivance - any improvised arrangement for temporary use
7.patch - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)patch - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
8.patch - a protective cloth covering for an injured eyepatch - a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
9.patch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the bodypatch - a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
adhesive bandage - bandage consisting of a medical dressing of plain absorbent gauze held in place by a plastic or fabric tape coated with adhesive
capeline bandage - bandage that covers the head or an amputation stump like a cap
plaster bandage, plaster cast, cast - bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
compression bandage, tourniquet - bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure
medical dressing, dressing - a cloth covering for a wound or sore
elastic bandage - a bandage containing stretchable material that can apply local pressure
four-tailed bandage - 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
gauze, gauze bandage - (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
immovable bandage - a bandage of cloth impregnated with a substance (e.g., plaster of Paris) that hardens soon after it is applied
oblique bandage - a bandage in which successive turns proceed obliquely up or down a limb
roller bandage - bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application
scarf bandage, triangular bandage, sling - bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
suspensory, suspensory bandage - a bandage of elastic fabric applied to uplift a dependant part (as the scrotum or a pendulous breast)
swathe, wrapping - an enveloping bandage
truss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
Verb1.patch - to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
vamp, vamp up - piece (something old) with a new part; "vamp up an old speech"
2.patch - provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
3.patch - mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle, make up - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
4.patch - repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

patch

noun
1. spot, bit, stretch, scrap, shred, small piece a damp patch on the carpet
2. plot, area, ground, land, tract the little vegetable patch in her backyard
3. reinforcement, piece of fabric, piece of cloth, piece of material, piece sewn on jackets with patches on the elbows
4. period, time, spell, phase, spot (Brit.), stretch His marriage is going through a rough patch.
verb
1. (often with up) mend, cover, fix, repair, reinforce, stitch (up), sew (up) They patched the barn roof. elaborately patched blue jeans
not be a patch on something or someone not be as good as, not hold a candle to He's not a patch on his predecessor.
patch someone up treat, operate on, mend, perform surgery on The surgeons patched him up after the accident.
patch something up
1. settle, make friends, placate, bury the hatchet, conciliate, settle differences, smooth something over He's trying to patch things up with his wife.
2. mend, fix, repair We can patch up those holes in the roof.

patch

verb
To restore to proper condition or functioning:
Idiom: set right.
Translations
رُقْعَةٌرُقْعَهقِطْعَة أرْضيَرْقَع، يَرْتُق
záplatazáplatovatnáplastzáhon
laplappeområdeurtehave
paikkapaikata
mrlja
megfoltozparcella
bætabótskiki, reitur
つぎ
깁는 헝겊
durstinys iš skiauteliųlopaslopiniuotaslopytiparemontuoti
aizlāpītielāpslāpītneliels zemes gabalsuzlikt ielāpu
záplata
lisapreveza za okozaplata
lapp
แผ่นผ้าปะรูในเสื้อผ้า
yamayamamakküçük toprak parçası
miếng vá

patch

[pætʃ]
A. N
1. (= mend) (on clothing) → remiendo m, parche m; (on tyre, wound) → parche m
this book's not a patch on the other oneeste libro no tiene ni punto de comparación con el otro
2. (= stain) → mancha f; (= small area) → pedazo m
a patch of oiluna mancha de aceite
a patch of blue skyun pedazo de cielo azul, un claro
a patch of blue flowersun área de flores azules
the team is going through a bad patchel equipo está pasando por una mala racha
then we hit a bad patch of roaddimos luego con un tramo de carretera bastante malo
3. (= piece of land) → parcela f, terreno m
see also vegetable B
4. (= territory) → territorio m
but this is their patchpero éste es territorio de ellos
they must get off our patchtienen que largarse de nuestro territorio
5. (Comput) → ajuste m
B. VT [+ garment, hole] → remendar, poner remiendos a
a pair of patched jeansunos vaqueros con remiendos
patch together VT + ADV [+ solution, agreement, coalition, government] → improvisar
patch up VT + ADV [+ clothes] → remendar provisionalmente; [+ car, machine] → arreglar provisionalmente; [+ cut, wound] → vendar; [+ marriage, relationship] → salvar
the doctor soon patched him upel doctor enseguida le curó las heridas
to patch things up (with sb)hacer las paces (con algn)
they patched up their differencesresolvieron sus diferencias

patch

[ˈpætʃ]
n
[material] → pièce f
He wore a black patch over one eye
BUT Il avait un bandeau noir sur l'œil.
a patch of material → une pièce de tissu
(= small area) [land] → parcelle f; [grass] → carré m
a damp patch → une tache d'humidité
a bare patch (on lawn)un endroit dégarni
bald patch
He's got a bald patch → Il a le crâne dégarni. vegetable patch
(= stain) → tache f
(British) (= time) a bad patch → une période difficile
to go through a bad patch → traverser une période difficile
to have a rough patch → avoir une mauvaise passe
to be not a patch on sb (British) (= much less good than) → ne pas arriver à la cheville de qn
to be not a patch on sth (British) (= much less good than) → être loin de valoir qch
vt
(= mend) [+ clothes] → rapiécer
(= repair) → réparer
patch up
vt sep
(= mend) → réparer
[+ relationship, marriage] → sauver
to patch up a quarrel → se réconcilier

patch

n
(for mending) → Flicken m; (on new garments) → Flecken m; (= eye patch)Augenklappe f
it’s/he’s not a patch on … (Brit inf) → das/er ist gar nichts gegen …
(= small area, stain)Fleck m; (= piece of land)Stück nt; (= subdivision of garden)Beet nt; (= part, section)Stelle f; (of time)Phase f; (inf, of policeman, prostitute) → Revier nt; a patch of blue skyein Stückchen ntblauer Himmel; purple patches on the skinviolette Flecke auf der Haut; patches of colourFarbtupfer pl; a patch of oilein Ölfleck m; patches of sunlight dappled the floor of the forest(die) Sonnenstrahlen tanzten auf dem Waldboden; the cabbage patchdas Kohlbeet; we drove through a few patches of rain on our way herewir hatten auf dem Weg stellenweise Regen; there were sunny patches during the dayhin und wieder schien die Sonne; he’s going through a bad or rough patch at the momentihm gehts im Augenblick nicht sonderlich gut
(= contraceptive)Hormonpflaster nt; are you on the patch?benutzt du ein Hormonpflaster?
(Comput) → Korrekturroutine f
vtflicken; this piece of cloth will just patch that hole nicelydieses Stück Stoff ist gerade richtig für das Loch; a new government was hastily patched togetherin aller Eile wurde eine neue Regierung zusammengeflickt or -gestückelt

patch

:
patch kit
nFlickzeug nt
patch pocket
patch-up
n (inf)Flickwerk nt no art
patchwork
nPatchwork nt; patch quiltPatchwork- or Flickendecke f; (fig) a patch of fieldsein Mosaik ntvon Feldern

patch

[pætʃ]
1. n (piece of cloth, material) → toppa, pezza; (on tyre) → toppa; (eye patch) → benda; (area of colour, spot) → macchia; (piece of land) → appezzamento, pezzo
a patch of blue sky → un pezzetto di cielo azzurro
a vegetable patch → un orticello
the team is going through a bad patch → la squadra sta attraversando un brutto periodo
it's not a patch on the other one (fam) → non vale neanche la metà dell'altro
2. vt (garment, hole) → rattoppare, mettere una pezza a
patch together vt + adv (cobble together, agreement, strategy) → mettere insieme alla meglio; (article, report) → cucire insieme alla meglio
patch up vt + adv (clothes) → rattoppare; (car, machine) → riparare alla meglio; (quarrel) → appianare; (marriage) → rimettere in sesto

patch

(pӕtʃ) noun
1. a piece of material sewn on to cover a hole. She sewed a patch on the knee of her jeans.
2. a small piece of ground. a vegetable patch.
verb
to mend (clothes etc) by sewing on pieces of material. She patched the (hole in the) child's trousers.
ˈpatchy adjective
not all the same; varying in quality. patchy work.
ˈpatchiness noun
ˈpatchwork noun
cloth made by sewing small pieces of material together. a skirt made of patchwork; (also adjective) a patchwork quilt.
patch up
1. to mend, especially quickly and temporarily. He patched up the roof with bits of wood.
2. to settle (a quarrel). They soon patched up their disagreement.

patch

رُقْعَةٌ záplata lap Flicken μπάλωμα parche paikka raccord mrlja toppa つぎ 깁는 헝겊 plekje lapp łata remendo заплата lapp แผ่นผ้าปะรูในเสื้อผ้า yama miếng vá 斑片

patch

n. placa, mancha.
pequeña porción de tejido que se caracteriza por pigmentación diferente a la del área que lo rodea;
parche, adhesivo aplicado para proteger heridas;
___ testprueba alérgica dérmica.

patch

n parche m; nicotine — parche de nicotina
References in classic literature ?
His clothes were rusty, his hands were large, and he hadn't a really handsome feature in his face, except his beautiful teeth, yet I liked him, for he had a fine head, his linen was very nice, and he looked like a gentleman, though two buttons were off his coat and there was a patch on one shoe.
Only a narrow potato patch separated him from the adventure.
The patch of yellow sunlight on the floor travelled back toward the stairway, and grandmother and I talked about my journey, and about the arrival of the new Bohemian family; she said they were to be our nearest neighbours.
I'll have Tonie come over and help me patch and trim my boat.
You are right, boy; here is the patch we saw so often in the other chase.
You'd make a healthy-lookin' figger in a group," responded Kearney, critically regarding an enormous patch in Mattingly's trousers.
Therefore I could patch up nothing, and it was too extreme an effort to squeeze beside him into the pew: he would be so much more sure than ever to pass his arm into mine and make me sit there for an hour in close, silent contact with his commentary on our talk.
Now and then he stooped to pick up a patch, or save an end of tarred twine, which otherwise might have been wasted.
White star in the forehead, one white foot on the off side, this little knot just in that place;" then looking at the middle of my back -- "and, as I am alive, there is that little patch of white hair that John used to call `Beauty's three-penny bit'.
Beyond the orchard Jurgis struck through a patch of woods, and then a field of winter grain, and came at last to another road.
If we could go to one of those new camps and patch up some kind of terms with the enemy -- yes, but The Boss could not go, and neither could I, for I was among the first that were made sick by the poisonous air bred by those dead thousands.
Can speak with authority for that patch of paradise?