stitch

[ stich ]
/ stɪtʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

to work upon, join, mend, or fasten with or as if with stitches; sew (often followed by together): to stitch together flour sacks to make curtains; a plan that was barely stitched together.
to ornament or embellish with stitches: to stitch a shirt with a monogram.

verb (used without object)

to make stitches, join together, or sew.

Idioms for stitch

    in stitches, convulsed with laughter: The comedian had us in stitches all evening.

Origin of stitch

before 900; (noun) Middle English stiche, Old English stice a thrust, stab; cognate with German Stich prick; akin to stick2; (v.) Middle English stichen to stab, pierce, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM stitch

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Examples from the Web for stitcher

  • The stitcher, cutter and other pieces were not so unwieldy to move and place.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • The binder and the stitcher lived, each of them, in half the garret rooms over the front building on the street.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie|Honore de Balzac
  • Then the children crowded about the stitcher while Uncle Ben showed the wonderful work the machine did.

    The Blue Birds' Winter Nest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Then she had been a belt maker, then a stitcher on men's collars, and during the last four years a white-goods worker.

    Making Both Ends Meet|Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt

British Dictionary definitions for stitcher

stitch
/ (stɪtʃ) /

noun

verb

noun, verb

an informal word for suture (def. 1b), suture (def. 6)
See also stitch up

Derived forms of stitch

stitcher, noun

Word Origin for stitch

Old English stice sting; related to Old Frisian steke, Old High German stih, Gothic stiks, Old Norse tikta sharp
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Medical definitions for stitcher

stitch
[ stĭch ]

n.

A sudden sharp pain, especially in the side.
A single suture.

v.

To suture.
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Idioms and Phrases with stitcher

stitch

In addition to the idiom beginning with stitch

  • stitch in time, a

also see:

  • in stitches
  • without a stitch on
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