from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having been patched.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of patch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Mended, usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch.
  • adj. Partly covered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Mended or repaired with patches; adorned with patches.
  • Party-colored; habited or dressed in party-colored clothes, as was formerly the custom with domestic fools or jesters.
  • Irregularly variegated in color, as an animal.
  • Made of patches: as, a patched quilt.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
  • adj. mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • Then, on other pictures, there were more men in patched sheepskin coats, poor houses roofed with hay.


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  • Because while he was waiting to have the hole patched, which is one way we treat these holes, he was put on a strong blood thinner.

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