Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stitching with a needle; a stitch.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To stitch (sew with a needle)
  • verb To shut or close
  • noun Scotland A stitch.
  • noun A set of stitches used to fasten knitting together.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

    April 16, 2007