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Meaning of PATCHWORK

Pronunciation:  'pach`wurk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  sewing consisting of pieces of different materials sewn together in a pattern
  2. [n]  a quilt made by sew patches of different materials together
  3. [n]  a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

PATCHWORK is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hodgepodge, jumble, patchwork quilt
 See Also: comforter, crazy quilt, puff, quilt, sewing, stitchery, theory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Patch"work`\, n.
Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of
various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of
incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly
clumsily composed; a thing putched up. --Swift.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: all sorts, assemblage, assortment, broad spectrum, check, checker, checkerboard, checkerwork, chessboard, colors in patches, confusion, conglomeration, crazy quilt, crazy-work, gallimaufry, harlequin, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble, magpie, marquetry, mash, medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash, mix, mixed bag, mixture, mosaic, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, parquet, parquetry, pasticcio, pastiche, plaid, potpourri, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scramble, stew, tartan, tessellation, tesserae, variegated pattern, what you will