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noun 
  1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
  2. An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
cross stitch
herringbone stitch
  1. (sports) An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, caused by internal organs pulling downwards on the diaphragm during exercise.
  2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
drop a stitch
take up a stitch
  1. An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
  2. A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
  3. Hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
Quotations
: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.
  1. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
a stitch in the side
Quotations
:He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. — Bp. Burnet.
  1. (obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
Quotations
:If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry. — Marston.
  1. (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress.
to wet every stitch of clothes.
She didn't have a stitch on
  1. A furrow. (Chapman)
Translations: 
  • French: point
  • Italian: punto , maglia
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, arrangement of stitches or method of stitching in knitting)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, space of work gone over in a single pass of the needle)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, any space passed over; distance)
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, local sharp pain)
  • Spanish: puntada
verb (stitches, stitching, stitched)
  1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
to stitch a shirt bosom.
  1. To sew, or unite by stitches.
to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
  1. (agriculture) To form land into ridges.
  2. (intransitive) To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
Translations: form stitches in
See sew unite by stitches
See sew together agriculture: to form land into ridges
See plough/plow
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