Meaning of patch

Definition of patch

(noun) a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red"
a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation; "a bean plot"; "a cabbage patch"; "a briar patch"
a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"
a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
(verb) to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt"
provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow"
mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"

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