1. [ noun ] a small contrasting part of something
Synonyms: spot fleck dapple maculation speckle

"a bald spot" "a leopard's spots" "a patch of clouds" "patches of thin ice": "a fleck of red"

Related terms: marking plaque speck macule nebula fret spot stipple speckle spot
2. [ noun ] (geography) a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
Synonyms: plot plot_of_ground

"a bean plot" "a cabbage patch" "a briar patch"

Related terms: tract garden bed
3. [ noun ] (clothing) a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
Related terms: piece_of_cloth shoulder_patch flash pasties
4. [ verb ] to join or unite the pieces of
Synonyms: piece

"patch the skirt"

Related terms: join vamp piece patching
5. [ verb ] provide with a patch; also used metaphorically

: "The field was patched with snow"

Related terms: supply spot
6. [ verb ] repair by adding pieces
Synonyms: piece

"She pieced the china cup"

Related terms: repair piece
7. [ verb ] mend or supply with a patch
Synonyms: patch_up

"patch a hole"

Related terms: repair reconcile mend
8. [ noun ] a connection intended to be used for a limited time
Synonyms: temporary_hookup
Related terms: connection lash-up
9. [ noun ] (clothing) sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
Synonyms: darn mend

"her stockings had several mends"

Related terms: sewing
10. [ noun ] (medicine) a piece of soft material that protects an injured part of the body
Synonyms: bandage
Related terms: dressing cast Band_Aid adhesive_bandage four-tailed_bandage oblique_bandage elastic_bandage compression_bandage capeline_bandage immovable_bandage swathe sling Elastoplast roller_bandage truss suspensory gauze bandage
11. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6066
12. [ noun ] a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
Synonyms: while spell piece

"he was here for a little while" "I need to rest for a piece" "a spell of good weather" "a patch of bad weather"

Related terms: time snap hot_spell cold_snap
13. [ noun ] (computer science) a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
Related terms: program
14. [ noun ] a protective cloth covering for an injured eye
Synonyms: eyepatch
Related terms: cloth_covering
Similar spelling:   patchy