Stitch

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Stitch
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  1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
  2. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn; as, to let down, or drop, a stitch; to take up a stitch.
  3. Etymology: Cf. OE. sticche stecche stucche, a piece, AS. stycce. Cf. Stock

    A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle; hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance."You have gone a good stitch." [Bunyan.]"In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows." [Holland.]
  4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side."He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy." [Bp. Burnet.]
  5. A contortion, or twist.(Obs)"If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry." [Marston.]
  6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes.(Colloq)
  7. A furrow.
  8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross- stitch; herringbone stitch, etc.

Etymology: OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See Stick (v. i.)

verb Stitch
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  1. To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches; as, to stitch a shirt bosom.
  2. To sew, or unite together by stitches; as, to stitch printed sheets in making a book or a pamphlet.
  3. [Agric] To form land into ridges.
verb Stitch
To practice stitching, or needlework.
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  1. A link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
  2. A sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running
  3. Fasten by sewing; do needlework
Wiktionary

From Middle English stiche, from Old English stiċe (“a prick, puncture, stab, thrust with a pointed implement, pricking sensation, stitch, pain in the side, sting”), from Proto-Germanic *stikiz (“prick, piercing, stitch”), from Proto-Indo-European *steg- (“to stab, pierce”). Cognate with Dutch steek (“prick, stitch”), German Stich (“a prick, piercing, stitch”), Old English stician (“to stick, stab, pierce, prick”). More at stick.

  1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
  2. An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
    cross stitch
    herringbone stitch
  3. (sports) An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, caused by internal organs pulling downwards on the diaphragm during exercise.
  4. A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
    drop a stitch
    take up a stitch
  5. An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
  6. A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
  7. Hence, by extension, any space passed over; distance.
    You have gone a good stitch. — John Bunyan.
    In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. — Holland.
  8. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
    a stitch in the side
  9. (obsolete) A contortion, or twist.
  10. (colloquial) Any least part of a fabric or dress.
    to wet every stitch of clothes.
    She didn't have a stitch on
  11. A furrow.

From Old English stiċian

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    Stitch is a lilo pelekai's pet "dog", captain of the galactic armada, list of lilo & stitch characters, and leroy & stitch. Stitch is also known as Experiment 626, an Earth dog, 'little angel', 'Kenny', 'mutant koala', 'rabid hedgehog', 'little blue wrecking ball', 'little monster', 'abomination', 'trog', and 'messed up leprechaun'.

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    Stitch is a lilo pelekai's pet "dog", captain of the galactic armada, list of lilo & stitch characters, and leroy & stitch. Stitch is also known as Experiment 626, an Earth dog, 'little angel', 'Kenny', 'mutant koala', 'rabid hedgehog', 'little blue wrecking ball', 'little monster', 'abomination', 'trog', and 'messed up leprechaun'.

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    Rick Stitch is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician. He plays Sennheiser. His ongoing career started in 1996. Rick was born in 1980.

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    Jah Stitch is a reggae musician. Jah was given the name Melbourne James on July 27th, 1949.

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    Rudell Stitch was a boxer. Rudell was born on January 7th, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky. He breathed his last breath on June 5th, 1960.

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    Dave was born in 1979 in Colchester. Dave is also known as Brookes and David.

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    Ethnicity Stitch U.S.
      White 63.89% 64.26%
      African American 28.33% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 5.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

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    Fun Facts about the name Stitch

    • How Popular is the name Stitch? As a last name Stitch was the 100,302nd most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Stitch first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Stitch is Saturday, March 15th, 1913.
    • How unique is the name Stitch? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Stitch. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Stitch: Your name in reverse order is Hctits. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ttishc. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Stitch? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 180 people with the last name Stitch.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Stitch? Stitch is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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