|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|
"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|
"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|
"She pieced the china cup"
|Related terms:||repair piece|
|7.||[ verb ] mend or supply with a patch|
"patch a hole"
|Related terms:||repair reconcile mend|
|8.||[ noun ] a connection intended to be used for a limited time|
|Related terms:||connection lash-up|
|9.||[ noun ] (clothing) sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)|
"her stockings had several mends"
|10.||[ noun ] (medicine) a piece of soft material that protects an injured part of the body|
|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|
|14.||[ noun ] a protective cloth covering for an injured eye|