What does Stitch mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stitchnoun

    a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing

  2. stitchverb

    a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running

  3. sew, run up, sew together, stitchverb

    fasten by sewing; do needlework

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stitchnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourself into stitches, follow me; yond gull Malvolio is turned heathen, a very renegado. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    A simple bloody sputation of the lungs is differenced from a pleurisy, which is ever painful, and attended with a stitch. Gideon Harvey, on Consumption.

    Many men at plow he made, and drave earth here and there,
    And turn’d up stitches orderly. George Chapman, Iliads.

    A stitch-fall’n cheek, that hangs below the jaw,
    Such wrinkles as a skilful hand would draw,
    For an old grandam ape. Dryden.

  2. To STITCHverb

    Etymology: sticke, Danish; sticken, Dutch.

    Having stitched together these animadversions touching architecture and their ornaments, contemplative spirits are as restless as active. Henry Wotton.

    It is in your hand as well to stitch up his life again, as it was before to rent it. Philip Sidney.

    I with a needle and thread stitch’d up the artery and the wound. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.

  3. To Stitchverb

    To practise needlework.


  1. stitch

    A stitch is a single unit of thread or yarn that is looped or intertwined with others to form a fabric or a wound closure in sewing, knitting, embroidery, or suturing. It can also refer to the process or the action of producing these loops, or to a sharp, localized pain, often associated with physical exertion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stitchverb

    a single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made

  2. Stitchverb

    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. Stitchverb

    a space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance

  4. Stitchverb

    a local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side

  5. Stitchverb

    a contortion, or twist

  6. Stitchverb

    any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes

  7. Stitchverb

    a furrow

  8. Stitchverb

    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

  9. Stitchverb

    to sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet

  10. Stitchverb

    to form land into ridges

  11. Stitchverb

    to practice stitching, or needlework

  12. Etymology: [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See Stick, v. i.]


  1. Stitch

    Stitch is the name of the genetic experiment 626, and the main protagonist of the Lilo & Stitch films and television program, also made into a video game. Originally created to cause chaos across the galaxy, he is marked by his mischievous behavior, traits that endear him to his friend Lilo, who adopted him as her puppy dog. He is voiced by his creator and the film's co-director, Chris Sanders.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stitch

    stich, n. a pass of a needle and thread, the part of the thread left in the fabric, a single loop or link: the kind of work produced by stitching—buttonhole-stitch, cross-stitch, &c.: the space between two double furrows: a fastening, as of thread or wire, through the back of a book to connect the leaves: an acute pain, a sharp spasmodic pain, esp. in the intercostal muscles: a bit of clothing, a rag.—v.t. to sew so as to show a regular line of stitches: to sew or unite.—v.i. to practise stitching.—ns. Stitch′er; Stitch′ery (Shak.), needle-work; Stitch′ing, the act of one who stitches: needle-work done in such a way that a continuous line of stitches appears on the surface; Stitch′wort, a genus of slender plants, including the chickweed, so called because once believed to cure 'stitch' in the side. [A.S. stice, a prick; Ger. sticken, to embroider; conn. with stick.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stitch is ranked #100302 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stitch surname appeared 180 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stitch.

    63.8% or 115 total occurrences were White.
    28.3% or 51 total occurrences were Black.
    5% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Stitch' in Nouns Frequency: #2182

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Stitch in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.

  2. Lennon Lacy:

    I know every piece and every stitch of clothes this child has -- I buy them, I know. Those were not his belts.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Anyone who is able to win in the Republican Party has to be able to bring together the disparate elements of the Reagan coalition, you've got to be able to bring together conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians, and stitch together a winning majority.

  4. Sara Davis Buechner:

    Just imagine, you have to take every stitch of clothing you own and put it in the garbage, the best analogy I tell people is, 'What if you moved to Bolivia tomorrow, how much would it cost to start a totally new life?'.

  5. Famous Saying:

    A stitch in time saves nine

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