Associations to the word «Patch»


PATCH, noun. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, especially upon an old garment to cover a hole.
PATCH, noun. A small piece of anything used to repair damage or a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
PATCH, noun. A repair intended to be used for a limited time; (differs from previous usage in that it is intended to be a temporary fix and the size of the repair is irrelevant). This usage can mean that the repair is temporary because it is an early but necessary step in the process of properly, completely repairing something,
PATCH, noun. A small, usually contrasting but always somehow different or distinct, part of something else (location, time, size);
PATCH, noun. (specifically) A small area, a small plot of land or piece of ground.
PATCH, noun. An area of professional responsibility
PATCH, noun. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face or neck to heighten beauty; an imitation beauty mark.
PATCH, noun. (medicine) A piece of material used to cover a wound.
PATCH, noun. (medicine) An adhesive piece of material, impregnated with a drug, which is worn on the skin; the drug being slowly absorbed over a period of time.
PATCH, noun. (medicine) A cover worn over a damaged eye, an eyepatch.
PATCH, noun. A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
PATCH, noun. (computing) A patch file, a file used for input to a patch program or that describes changes made to a computer file or files, usually changes made to a computer program that fix a programming bug.
PATCH, noun. A small piece of material that is manually passed through a gun barrel to clean it.
PATCH, noun. A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
PATCH, noun. (often patch cable, patch cord, etc.; see also patch panel) A cable connecting two pieces of electrical equipment.
PATCH, noun. A sound setting for a musical synthesizer (originally selected by means of a patch cable).
PATCH, verb. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
PATCH, verb. To mend with pieces; to repair by fastening pieces on.
PATCH, verb. To make out of pieces or patches, like a quilt.
PATCH, verb. To join or unite the pieces of; to patch the skirt.
PATCH, verb. A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
PATCH, verb. To repair or arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; – generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
PATCH, verb. (computing) To make the changes a patch describes; to apply a patch to the files in question. Hence:
PATCH, verb. To fix or improve a computer program without a complete upgrade.
PATCH, verb. To make a quick and possibly temporary change to a program.
PATCH, verb. To connect two pieces of electrical equipment using a cable.
PATCH, noun. (archaic) A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool.
PATCH, proper noun. A surname​.
PATCH FILE, noun. (computing) A file input to a patch program.
PATCH FILE, noun. (computing) A file describing changes made to a computer file or files, usually changes made to a computer program that fix a programming bug.
PATCH ICE, noun. Ice in overlapping pieces in the sea.
PATCH PANEL, noun. (computing) a series of network cable connection sockets.
PATCH POCKET, noun. A pocket made of a piece of fabric by sewing it onto the outside of a garment.
PATCH UP, verb. (idiomatic) to repair by adding a patch.
PATCH UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) to mend quickly
PATCH UP, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) to repair, to make better

Dictionary definition

PATCH, noun. A small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red".
PATCH, noun. A small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch".
PATCH, noun. A piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole.
PATCH, noun. A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather".
PATCH, noun. A short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program.
PATCH, noun. A connection intended to be used for a limited time.
PATCH, noun. Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends".
PATCH, noun. A protective cloth covering for an injured eye.
PATCH, noun. A piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body.
PATCH, verb. To join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt".
PATCH, verb. Provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow".
PATCH, verb. Mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole".
PATCH, verb. Repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche