from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Needlework consisting of varicolored patches of material sewn together, as in a quilt.
- n. A collection of miscellaneous or incongruous parts; a jumble.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A work, such as a blanket, composed of many different colors and shapes, sewn together to make an interesting whole.
- n. Any kind of creation that utilizes many different aspects to create one, whole piece.
- v. To create a patchwork from pieces of fabric
- v. To assemble from a variety of sources; to cobble together
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly or clumsily composed; a thing patched up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Work composed of pieces of various colors or figures sewed together, especially a combination of many small pieces of stuff, sewed together edge to edge, to form a curtain, bedspread, or the like.
- n. Work composed of pieces clumsily put together; anything formed of ill-assorted parts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
- n. sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
- n. a quilt made by sewing patches of different materials together
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