from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To stitch (sew with a needle)
- v. To shut or close
- n. A stitch.
- n. A set of stitches used to fasten knitting together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To pierce with a sharp instrument; hence, to stitch; to sew; also, to fix; to fasten.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pierce with a sharp-pointed instrument; stitch or sew with a needle.
- To close or shut: as, to steek one's eyes.
- To close; shut.
- n. The act of stitching with a needle; a stitch.
From Scots steek, from Middle English steke ("to enclose"). Noun from Scots steek ("stitch"). More at stick, stitch. (Wiktionary)