Stitches



noun
1.
one complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind it a single loop or portion of thread, as in sewing, embroidery, or the surgical closing of wounds.
2.
a loop or portion of thread disposed in place by one such movement in sewing:
to rip out stitches.
3.
a particular mode of disposing the thread in sewing or the style of work produced by one such method.
4.
one complete movement of the needle or other implement used in knitting, crocheting, netting, tatting, etc.
5.
the portion of work produced.
6.
a thread, bit, or piece of any fabric or of clothing:
to remove every stitch of clothes.
7.
the least bit of anything:
He wouldn’t do a stitch of work.
8.
a sudden, sharp pain, especially in the intercostal muscles:
a stitch in the side.
verb (used with object)
9.
to work upon, join, mend, or fasten with or as if with stitches; sew (often followed by together):
to stitch together flour sacks to make curtains; a plan that was barely stitched together.
10.
to ornament or embellish with stitches:
to stitch a shirt with a monogram.
verb (used without object)
11.
to make stitches, join together, or sew.
Idioms
12.
in stitches, convulsed with laughter:
The comedian had us in stitches all evening.
noun
1.
a link made by drawing a thread through material by means of a needle
2.
a loop of yarn formed around an implement used in knitting, crocheting, etc
3.
a particular method of stitching or shape of stitch
4.
a sharp spasmodic pain in the side resulting from running or exercising
5.
(usually used with a negative) (informal) the least fragment of clothing: he wasn’t wearing a stitch
6.
(agriculture) the ridge between two furrows
7.
drop a stitch, to allow a loop of wool to fall off a knitting needle accidentally while knitting
8.
(informal) in stitches, laughing uncontrollably
verb
9.
(transitive) to sew, fasten, etc, with stitches
10.
(intransitive) to be engaged in sewing
11.
(transitive) to bind together (the leaves of a book, pamphlet, etc) with wire staples or thread
noun, verb
12.
an informal word for suture (sense 1b), suture (sense 6)

stitch (stĭch)
n.

A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.

A single suture.

v. stitched, stitch·ing, stitch·es
To suture.

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