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noun, plural stichs.
  1. a verse or line of poetry.
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Origin of stich1

First recorded in 1715–25, stich is from the Greek word stíchos row, line, verse


noun, plural stichs. Cards.
  1. the last trick, being of special scoring value in certain games, as pinochle or klaberjass.
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Origin of stich2

< German: literally, sting; Old High German stih prick; see stitch
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Examples from the Web for stich

Historical Examples

  • Stich, stik, n. a verse or line of poetry, of whatever measure—used in composition: a row of trees.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


  • So that it has come to pass that we must say, 'In England, Catholics are hanged, and those not stich are burned.'

  • Numbers in brackets refer to the Teubner text of Stich, but the divisions of the text are left unaltered.


    Marcus Aurelius

British Dictionary definitions for stich


  1. a line of poetry; verse
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Derived Formsstichic, adjectivestichically, adverb

Word Origin

C18: from Greek stikhos row, verse; related to steikhein to walk
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