Tied herringbone stitch.



  • A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made.
  • An arrangement of stitches in sewing, or method of stitching in some particular way or style.
  • An intense stabbing pain under the lower edge of the ribcage, brought on by exercise.
  • A local sharp pain (anywhere); an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle.
  • A single turn of the thread round a needle in knitting; a link, or loop, of yarn
  • An arrangement of stitches in knitting, or method of knitting in some particular way or style.
  • A space of work taken up, or gone over, in a single pass of the needle.
  • A fastening, as of thread or wire, through the back of a book to connect the pages.
  • Any space passed over; distance.
  • A contortion, or twist.
  • Any least part of a fabric or clothing.
  • A furrow.
  • The space between two double furrows.


  • To form stitches in; especially, to sew in such a manner as to show on the surface a continuous line of stitches.
  • To sew, or unite or attach by stitches.
  • To practice/practise stitching or needlework.
  • To form land into ridges.
  • To weld together through a series of connecting or overlapping spot welds.
  • To combine two or more photographs of the same scene into a single image.
  • To include, combine, or unite into a single whole.


Similar words

  • sew
  • sew, sew together, stitch together
  • plough (British), plow (US)


  • From Middle English stiche, from Old English stiċe, from Proto-West Germanic *stiki, from Proto-Germanic *stikiz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)teyg-.
  • Cognate with Dutch steek, German Stich, Old English stician. More at stick.
  • From Middle English sticchen, stichen, from Old English *stiċċan, stiċċian, from Proto-Germanic *stikjaną, influenced by the noun (see above).

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