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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stitch  \Stitch\,  n. 
  An  arrangement  of  stitches,  or  method  of  stitching  in  some 
  particular  way  or  style;  as  cross-stitch;  herringbone 
  stitch,  etc 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stitch  \Stitch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stitched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stitch  \Stitch\,  n.  [OE.  stiche,  AS  stice  a  pricking,  akin  to 
  stician  to  prick.  See  {Stick},  v.  i.] 
  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.  [Cf.  OE  sticche  stecche  stucche  a  piece,  AS  stycce 
  Cf  {Stock}.]  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.  --Chapman. 
  {Chain  stitch},  {Lock  stitch}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
  {Pearl},  or  {Purl  stitch}.  See  2nd  {Purl},  2. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stitch  \Stitch\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  stitching,  or  needlework. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  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 

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