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Definition of "stitch" []

  • A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing or surgical suturing. (noun)
  • A single loop of yarn around an implement such as a knitting needle. (noun)
  • The link, loop, or knot made in this way. (noun)
  • A mode of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, or crocheting: a purl stitch. (noun)
  • A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side. See Synonyms at pain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stitch" in a sentence
  • "Turn, chain 3, 1 dc in same stitch, 1 dc in next stitch, * 2 dc in next stitch, 1 dc in next stitch* [36 dc]."
  • "* Dc in next stitch, slip stitch in same stitch* Slip stitch into the chain 1."
  • "'Net' ... fascinating piece by Bob Geldof in today's Belfast Telegraph in which Sir Bob rather blows the whistle on what he calls a stitch up by Sir Patrick McCormack's Northern Ireland Affairs committee …"