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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 patch /ˈpæʧ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 patch /ˈpæʧ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 修補 插線

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Patch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Patched p. pr. & vb. n. Patching.]
 1. To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
 2. To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
 3. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
    Ladies who patched both sides of their faces.   --Spectator.
 4. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; -- generally with up; as, to patch up a truce. “If you'll patch a quarrel.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Patch n.
 1. A piece of cloth, or other suitable material, sewed or otherwise fixed upon a garment to repair or strengthen it, esp. upon an old garment to cover a hole.
    Patches set upon a little breach.   --Shak.
 2. Hence: A small piece of anything used to repair a breach; as, a patch on a kettle, a roof, etc.
 3. A small piece of black silk stuck on the face, or neck, to hide a defect, or to heighten beauty.
    Your black patches you wear variously.   --Beau. & Fl.
 4. Gun. A piece of greased cloth or leather used as wrapping for a rifle ball, to make it fit the bore.
 5. Fig.: Anything regarded as a patch; a small piece of ground; a tract; a plot; as, scattered patches of trees or growing corn.
    Employed about this patch of ground.   --Bunyan.
 6. Mil. A block on the muzzle of a gun, to do away with the effect of dispart, in sighting.
 7. A paltry fellow; a rogue; a ninny; a fool. [Obs. or Colloq.] “Thou scurvy patch.”
 Patch ice, ice in overlapping pieces in the sea.
 Soft patch, a patch for covering a crack in a metallic vessel, as a steam boiler, consisting of soft material, as putty, covered and held in place by a plate bolted or riveted fast.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple,
            fleck, maculation]
      2: a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a
         bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch" [syn: plot,
          plot of ground]
      3: a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a
      4: 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" [syn: while, piece,
      5: a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer
      6: a connection intended to be used for a limited time [syn: temporary
      7: sewing or darning that repairs a worn or torn hole
         (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several
         mends" [syn: mend, darn]
      8: a protective cloth covering for an injured eye [syn: eyepatch]
      9: a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured
         part of the body [syn: bandage]
      v 1: to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt" [syn: piece]
      2: provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field
         was patched with snow"
      3: mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole" [syn: patch up]
      4: repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup" [syn: piece]