stitching


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stitch

 (stĭch)
n.
1.
a. A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing: made multiple stitches.
b. A single loop of thread or yarn made with an implement such as a sewing or knitting needle.
c. A single loop or knot of thread used in closing a wound or incision in surgery; a suture.
d. A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing: used a purl stitch.
2. A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side. See Synonyms at pain.
3. Informal An article of clothing: wore not a stitch.
4. Informal The least part; a bit: didn't do a stitch of work.
v. stitched, stitch·ing, stitch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To fasten or join with stitches.
b. To mend or repair with stitches: stitched up the tear.
2. To decorate or ornament, as with stitches: "The sky was stitched with stars" (Mario Puzo).
3. To fasten together with staples or thread.
v.intr.
To make stitches; sew, knit, crochet, or suture.
Idiom:
in stitches Informal
Laughing uncontrollably.

[Middle English stiche, from Old English stice, sting; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

stitch′er n.

stitching

(ˈstɪtʃɪŋ)
n
(Knitting & Sewing) a row of stitches in a piece of cloth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stitching - joining or attaching by stitchesstitching - joining or attaching by stitches  
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
blind stitching - stitching that is not easily seen or noticed
suturing - surgical joining of two surfaces
Translations
دَرْز
ševšití
syning
saumaskapur

stitching

[ˈstɪtʃɪŋ] N (Sew) → puntadas fpl (Med) → puntos mpl

stitching

[ˈstɪtʃɪŋ] ncouture fstitch-up [ˈstɪtʃʌp] n (British)coup m montéSt John Ambulance St John Ambulance Brigade [səntˌdʒɒn] n (British) association bénévole de secouristes

stitching

n (= seam)Naht f; (ornamental) → Zierstiche pl, → Ziernaht f; (= embroidery)Stickerei f; (of book)Broschur f

stitching

:
stitching machine
nStepp- or Heftmaschine f
stitching needle
nHeft- or Stücknadel f

stitching

[ˈstɪtʃɪŋ] ncucitura

stitch

(stitʃ) noun
1. a loop made in thread, wool etc by a needle in sewing or knitting. She sewed the hem with small, neat stitches; Bother! I've dropped a stitch.
2. a type of stitch forming a particular pattern in sewing, knitting etc. The cloth was edged in blanket stitch; The jersey was knitted in stocking stitch.
3. a sharp pain in a person's side caused by eg running. I've got a stitch.
verb
to sew or put stitches into. She stitched the two pieces together; I stitched the button on.
ˈstitching noun
stitches. The stitching is very untidy.
in stitches
laughing a lot. His stories kept us in stitches.
stitch up
to close by stitching. The doctor stitched up the wound.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Meg March, one letter and a glove," continued Beth, delivering the articles to her sister, who sat near her mother, stitching wristbands.
Three hours she gave to stitching, with gold thread, the border of a square crimson cloth, almost large enough for a carpet.
which, after some time, during which I sat looking about me and thinking, and listening to the stitching in the room and the tune that was being hammered across the yard, appeared on a tray, and turned out to be for me.
But sometimes Pauline would throw down her stitching in amused impatience, and, going to her dainty secretaire, write me a little message in the simplest baby French--which I would answer in French which would knit her brows for a moment or two, and then send her off in peals of laughter.
They had made a beautiful nest by pulling two big leaves together and stitching them up the edges with fibers, and had filled the hollow with cotton and downy fluff.
Poyser gave but a divided attention to the arrival of the cows, for she was in eager discussion with Dinah, who was stitching Mr.
They regarded this wonderful application of science with intense admiration; and whilst I was stitching away, old Marheyo, who was one of the lookers-on, suddenly clapped his hand to his forehead, and rushing to a corner of the house, drew forth a soiled and tattered strip of faded calico which he must have procured some time or other in traffic on the beach--and besought me eagerly to exercise a little of my art upon it.
de Bellegarde examined for a moment the stitching on the back of one of his gloves.
I happened to look timidly up from my stitching, across the table at my godmother, and I saw in her face, looking gloomily at me, "It would have been far better, little Esther, that you had had no birthday, that you had never been born
In other respects his costume was plain, and his hair evenly cut enough for customers, who were not close observers, to take him for a mere tailor's apprentice, perched behind the board, and carefully stitching cloth or velvet.
said Helen, with a laugh, stitching firmly and swiftly at her canvas.
And she told me, still smiling, that the more a woman was given to stitching and making things for herself, the greater was her passionate desire now and again to rush to the shops and 'be foolish.