- A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
- An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
- cross stitch
- herringbone stitch
- (sports) An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, caused by internal organs pulling downwards on the diaphragm during exercise.
- A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
- drop a stitch
- take up a stitch
- An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
- A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
- Hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
- :You have gone a good stitch. — Bunyan.
- :In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. — Holland.
- A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
- a stitch in the side
- :He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. — Bp. Burnet.
- (obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
- :If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry. — Marston.
- (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress.
- to wet every stitch of clothes.
- She didn't have a stitch on
- A furrow. (Chapman)
verb (stitches, stitching, stitched)
- French: point
- Italian: punto , maglia
(trans-top, arrangement of stitches or method of stitching in knitting)
(trans-top, space of work gone over in a single pass of the needle)
(trans-top, any space passed over; distance)
(trans-top, local sharp pain)
- Spanish: puntada
- To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
Translations: form stitches in
- to stitch a shirt bosom.
- To sew, or unite by stitches.
- to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
- (agriculture) To form land into ridges.
- (intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
unite by stitches
See sew together
agriculture: to form land into ridges
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