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patch·work

 (păch′wûrk′)
n.
1. Needlework consisting of varicolored patches of material sewn together, as in a quilt.
2. Something made of miscellaneous or incongruous parts or elements.

patchwork

(ˈpætʃˌwɜːk)
n
1. (Knitting & Sewing) needlework done by sewing pieces of different materials together
2. something, such as a theory, made up of various parts: a patchwork of cribbed ideas.

patch•work

(ˈpætʃˌwɜrk)

n.
1. something made up of incongruous pieces or parts; mélange.
2. work consisting of pieces of material of various colors or shapes sewed together, as for a quilt or cushion.
adj.
3. resembling a patchwork; makeshift; improvised.
v.t.
4. to make as patchwork: to patchwork skirts.
[1685–95]
patch′work′y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.patchwork - a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
theory - a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
2.patchwork - a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials togetherpatchwork - a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
crazy quilt - a patchwork quilt without a design
quilt, comforter, puff, comfort - bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
3.patchwork - sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"

patchwork

noun mixture, confusion, jumble, medley, hash, pastiche, mishmash, hotchpotch The republic is a patchwork of cultures, religions and nationalities.

patchwork

noun
Translations
ثَوْب او لحاف مكوَّن من قِطَع ، تَرْقيع
sešívaná ruční prácesešívaný
klude-patchwork
darabokból összevarrt takaró stb
bútasaumur
zošívaná ručná prácazošívaný
yama işi

patchwork

[ˈpætʃwɜːk]
A. N
1.labor f de retazos, arpillería f (LAm)
2. (fig) a patchwork of fieldsun mosaico de campos
their policy is a patchwork of half-measuressu política es un conjunto fragmentario de medias tintas
B. CPD patchwork quilt Nedredón m de retazos multicolores

patchwork

[ˈpætʃwɜːrk] npatchwork m patchwork quiltpatchwork quilt ncouvre-lit m en patchwork

patchwork

[ˈpætʃˌwɜːk]
1. npatchwork m inv
a patchwork of fields (fig) → un mosaico di campi
2. adj (quilt) → patchwork inv

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.
References in classic literature ?
Then patchwork or towels appeared, and Amy sewed with outward meekness and inward rebellion till dusk, when she was allowed to amuse herself as she liked till teatime.
The counterpane was of patchwork, full of odd little parti-colored squares and triangles; and this arm of his tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure, no two parts of which were of one precise shade --owing I suppose to his keeping his arm at sea unmethodically in sun and shade, his shirt sleeves irregularly rolled up at various times --this same arm of his, I say, looked for all the world like a strip of that same patchwork quilt.
Well, fetch me your portfolio, if you can vouch for its contents being original; but don't pass your word unless you are certain: I can recognise patchwork.
Cruncher reposed under a patchwork counterpane, like a Harlequin at home.
The walls were whitewashed as white as milk, and the patchwork counterpane made my eyes quite ache with its brightness.
He was clothed with tatters of old ship's canvas and old sea-cloth, and this extraordinary patchwork was all held together by a system of the most various and incongruous fastenings, brass buttons, bits of stick, and loops of tarry gaskin.
The main peculiarity in Holland is that there is no national plan, but rather a patchwork, that resembles Joseph's coat of many colors.
Her whole time was spent in making patchwork quilts with knitting-needles that were an arshin [An ell.
It was a moving sight to behold him wasting away day by day, growing thinner and thinner and ghastlier and ghastlier, and staring with rueful visage from under an old patchwork counterpane, upon the jury of matrons kindly assembled to sigh and groan and look unhappy around him.
All round it the tiny terraced fields lay out like aprons of patchwork on the knees of the mountain, and cows no bigger than beetles grazed between the smooth stone circles of the threshing-floors.
with only the thinnest vesture of human similitude about it, through which was evident the stiff, rickety, incongruous, faded, tattered, good-for-nothing patchwork of its substance, ready to sink in a heap upon the floor, as conscious of its own unworthiness to be erect.
Under the thatched roofs her mind's eye beheld relaxed tendons and flaccid muscles, spread out in the darkness beneath coverlets made of little purple patchwork squares, and undergoing a bracing process at the hands of sleep for renewed labour on the morrow, as soon as a hint of pink nebulosity appeared on Hambledon Hill.