Definitions

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.

Etymologies

From Scots steek, from Middle English steke ("to enclose"). Noun from Scots steek ("stitch"). More at stick, stitch. (Wiktionary)

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  • To pierce with a sharp instrument; hence, to stitch; to sew; also, to fix; to fasten.

    April 16, 2007