Definition for PATCH

PATCH, n. [It. pezza, a piece, Fr. pièce, Arm. pez, Sp. pieza. Qu.]

  1. A piece of cloth sewed on a garment to repair it. Dryden.
  2. A small piece of any thing used to repair a breach.
  3. A small piece of silk used to cover a defect on the face, or to add a charm.
  4. A piece inserted in mosaic or variegated work. – Locke.
  5. A small piece of ground, or a small detached piece. – Shak.
  6. A paltry fellow. This use is sometimes heard in vulgar language; as, a cross-patch.

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