What is the meaning of patch?


  • A small contrasting part of something.
    • usage: "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
  • A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation.
    • usage: "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
  • A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole.
  • A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition.
    • usage: "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
  • A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program.
  • A connection intended to be used for a limited time.
  • Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment. )
    • usage: "her stockings had several mends"
  • A protective cloth covering for an injured eye.
  • A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body.


  • To join or unite the pieces of.
    • usage: "patch the skirt"
  • Provide with a patch; also used metaphorically.
    • usage: "The field was patched with snow"
  • Mend by putting a patch on.
    • usage: "patch a hole"
  • Repair by adding pieces.
    • usage: "She pieced the china cup"
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APAWordNet. (2010). patch. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/patch/definitions/1206589
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "patch" http://smartdefine.org/patch/definitions/1206589 (accessed April 23, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, patch, Smart Define, viewed 23 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/patch/definitions/1206589>.
MLAWordNet. "patch" 23 October 2010. Web. 23 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/patch/definitions/1206589>
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