stitch /ˈstɪʧ/ 名詞
1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.
3. 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.
4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side.
He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. --Bp. Burnet.
5. A contortion, or twist. [Obs.]
If you talk,
Or pull your face into a stitch again,
I shall be angry. --Marston.
6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes. [Colloq.]
7. A furrow.
8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc.
Chain stitch, Lock stitch. See in the Vocabulary.
Pearl stitch, or Purl stitch. See 2nd Purl, 2.
Stitch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stitched p. pr. & vb. n. Stitching.]
1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom.
2. To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
3. Agric. To form land into ridges.
To stitch up, to mend or unite with a needle and thread; as, to stitch up a rent; to stitch up an artery.
Stitch, v. i. To practice stitching, or needlework.
n 1: sewing consisting of a link or loop or knot made by drawing
a threaded needle through a fabric
2: a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
v : fasten by sewing; do needlework [syn: sew, run up, sew