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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 ?
Now, get out your patchwork and have your square done before teatime."
"I do NOT like patchwork," said Anne dolefully, hunting out her workbasket and sitting down before a little heap of red and white diamonds with a sigh.
On Saturday it rained and she worked herself up into such a frantic state lest it should keep on raining until and over Wednesday that Marilla made her sew an extra patchwork square by way of steadying her nerves.
Take it upstairs, there's a good gell, an' let your hair be brushed, an' put your other pinafore on, an' change your shoes, do, for shame; an' come an' go on with your patchwork, like a little lady."
"Oh, mother," said Maggie, in a vehemently cross tone, "I don't want to do my patchwork."
not your pretty patchwork, to make a counterpane for your aunt Glegg?"
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.
IN 2019 Elmer the Patchwork Elephant celebrates his 30th birthday and heads out on a tour of the UK.
LAHORE -- The pathetic condition of roads in Gulberg II (N-Block, Industrial Area) exposes the government's apathy towards solving the civic issue as no one even bothered to survey the area and launch patchwork or reconstruction.
Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is taking the stage at the Macrobert Arts Centre this weekend.
The task of the participants is to freely interpret and "translate" their creative ideas on the topic of "women's rights, equality and freedom" into a textile patchwork block and thus become part of an international and intercultural quilting project.
Stitched So Sweet: Whimsical Embroidery Patchwork and Applique features seasonal projects that blend embroidery, patchwork, and applique, and creates whimsical motifs to celebrate different times of the year.