back-stitch 1610s, from BACK (Cf. back) (adv.) + STITCH (Cf. stitch) (v.).

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  • back|stitch — «BAK STIHCH», noun, verb. –n. stitching or a stitch in which the thread doubles back each time on the preceding stitch. –v.t., v.i. to sew with such stitches: »The seam of your dress will be stronger if you backstitch it …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stitch — stitch1 [stıtʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sewing)¦ 2¦(for wound)¦ 3¦(pain)¦ 4¦(with wool)¦ 5¦(style)¦ 6 not have a stitch on 7 in stitches 8 a stitch in time (saves nine) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: stice prick ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch) — Stitch is the name of the 626, a fictional alien protagonist from the Lilo Stitch films and television program. Originally created to cause chaos across the galaxy, he is marked by his short temper and mischievous behavior, traits that endear him …   Wikipedia

  • stitch — [stich] n. [ME stiche < OE stice, a puncture, stab: for IE base see STICK] 1. a) a single complete in and out movement of the threaded needle in sewing b) SUTURE (sense 4c) 2. a single loop of yarn worked off a needle in knitting, crocheting,… …   English World dictionary

  • Stitch! The Movie — Infobox Film name = Stitch! The Movie caption = Cover art for the Stitch! The Movie DVD starring = Daveigh Chase Chris Sanders Tia Carrere David Ogden Stiers Kevin McDonald Kevin Michael Richardson writer = Robert Gannaway Jess Winfield director …   Wikipedia

  • Stitch Me Back/Meet Me at Eight — Infobox Single Name = Stitch Me Back / Meet Me At Eight Artist = Blood Red Shoes Released = 20 February 2006 Format = 7 Vinyl Label = Try Harder Records Last single = Victory for the Magpie (July 2005) This single = Stitch Me Back / Meet Me At… …   Wikipedia

  • Stitch in Time — Infobox Television episode Title = Stitch in Time Series = The Outer Limits Caption = Season = 2 Episode = 1 Airdate = 14 January, 1996 Production = 23 Writer = Steven Barnes Director = Mario Azzopardi Photographer = Guests = Amanda Plummer as Dr …   Wikipedia

  • Stitch's Great Escape! — Infobox Disney ride name= Stitch s Great Escape! caption= park= Magic Kingdom land= designer= manufacturer= type= Interactive theater theme= Lilo and Stitch control system= propulsion= soft opened= opened= November 16, 2004 closed= host= music=… …   Wikipedia

  • stitch — I UK [stɪtʃ] / US noun Word forms stitch : singular stitch plural stitches ** 1) [countable] a short piece of thread that you can see on cloth when it has been sewn I put a couple of stitches in just to hold the ends together. a) [countable] a… …   English dictionary

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