Chain stitch

Chain stitch
Stitch Stitch, n. [OE. stiche, AS. stice a pricking, akin to stician to prick. See {Stick}, v. i.] 1. A single pass of a needle in sewing; the loop or turn of the thread thus made. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. [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. [1913 Webster]

You have gone a good stitch. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

In Syria the husbandmen go lightly over with their plow, and take no deep stitch in making their furrows. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. A local sharp pain; an acute pain, like the piercing of a needle; as, a stitch in the side. [1913 Webster]

He was taken with a cold and with stitches, which was, indeed, a pleurisy. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

5. A contortion, or twist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

If you talk, Or pull your face into a stitch again, I shall be angry. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

6. Any least part of a fabric or dress; as, to wet every stitch of clothes. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

7. A furrow. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

8. An arrangement of stitches, or method of stitching in some particular way or style; as, cross-stitch; herringbone stitch, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Chain stitch}, {Lock stitch}. See in the Vocabulary.

{Pearl stitch}, or {Purl stitch}. See 2nd {Purl}, 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Chain stitch — 1. An ornamental stitch like the links of a chain; used in crocheting, sewing, and embroidery. [1913 Webster] 2. (Machine Sewing) A stitch in which the looping of the thread or threads forms a chain on the under side of the work; the loop stitch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chain-stitch — chain stitch, a stitch in sewing, crocheting, or embroidery, in which each stitch makes a loop through which the next stitch is taken. Many industrial bags, such as those containing animal feed, cement, and fertilizer, are closed with chain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chain stitch — Chain Chain (ch[=a]n), n. [F. cha[^i]ne, fr. L. catena. Cf. {Catenate}.] 1. A series of links or rings, usually of metal, connected, or fitted into one another, used for various purposes, as of support, of restraint, of ornament, of the exertion… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chain stitch — chain′ stitch n. 1) clo a decorative hand stitch that forms a line of single stitches looped like a chain 2) clo a basic crochet stitch in which the yarn is formed into a strand of interlocking single loops • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • chain stitch — n. an ornamental stitch in which the loops are connected in a chainlike way, as in crocheting chain stitch vt …   English World dictionary

  • chain stitch — chain ,stitch noun count a way of sewing in which each stitch is made by pulling the THREAD through the stitch before it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chain stitch — n [U and C] a way of sewing in which each new stitch is pulled through the last one …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Chain stitch — For the technique used to shorten rope or cable for storage or while in use, see Chain sinnet. Traditional embroidery in chain stitch on a Kazakh rug, contemporary. Chain stitch is a sewing and embroidery technique in which a series of looped… …   Wikipedia

  • chain stitch — noun 1. the most basic of all crochet stitches made by pulling a loop of yarn through another loop • Hypernyms: ↑crochet stitch 2. a looped stitch resembling the links of a chain; used in embroidery and in sewing • Hypernyms: ↑sewing stitch,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain stitch — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chain stitch : singular chain stitch plural chain stitches a way of sewing in which each stitch is made by pulling the thread through the stitch before it …   English dictionary

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