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Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt.
Lucille Ball

Meaning of "patchwork" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PATCHWORK

patchwork  [ˈpætʃˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PATCHWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Patchwork is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PATCHWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

patchwork

Patchwork

Patchwork or "pieced work" is a form of needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into a larger design. The larger design is usually based on repeat patterns built up with different fabric shapes. These shapes are carefully measured and cut, basic geometric shapes making them easy to piece together. Example of patchwork...

Definition of patchwork in the English dictionary

The definition of patchwork in the dictionary is needlework done by sewing pieces of different materials together. Other definition of patchwork is something, such as a theory, made up of various parts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PATCHWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
bodywork
ˈbɒdɪˌwɜːk
brushwork
ˈbrʌʃˌwɜːk
clockwork
ˈklɒkˌwɜːk
coachwork
ˈkəʊtʃˌwɜːk
coursework
ˈkɔːsˌwɜːk
firework
ˈfaɪəˌwɜːk
flushwork
ˈflʌʃˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
meshwork
ˈmɛʃˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
paperwork
ˈpeɪpəˌwɜːk
stitchwork
ˈstɪtʃˌwɜːk
swashwork
ˈswɒʃˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
waxwork
ˈwæksˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk
woodwork
ˈwʊdˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PATCHWORK

patch
patch board
patch panel
patch pocket
patch quilt
patch test
patchable
patched
patched-together
patcher
patchery
patchier
patchiest
patchily
patchiness
patchouli
patchouly
patchwork quilt
patchy
patd

WORDS THAT END LIKE PATCHWORK

all in a day´s work
at work
beadwork
earthwork
field work
fieldwork
footwork
group work
guesswork
lathwork
metalwork
millwork
needlework
neural network
out of work
rework
social work
telework
wirework
work

Synonyms and antonyms of patchwork in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PATCHWORK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «patchwork» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of patchwork

Translation of «patchwork» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PATCHWORK

Find out the translation of patchwork to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of patchwork from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «patchwork» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

拼缝的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

de patchwork
570 millions of speakers

English

patchwork
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चिथड़े
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خليط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лоскутное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

de retalhos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভারতীয় গুল্মবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en patchwork
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Nilam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Patchwork-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パッチワークの
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

패치워크 식의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Patchouli
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

việc vá lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

patchouli
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पचौली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

silhat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

patchwork
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

patchwork
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клаптева
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patchwork
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συνονθύλευμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lappieskombers
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lapptäcke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lappeteppe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of patchwork

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PATCHWORK»

The term «patchwork» is very widely used and occupies the 15.637 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PATCHWORK» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about patchwork

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4 QUOTES WITH «PATCHWORK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word patchwork.
1
David Axelrod
We can't have - we can't have a patchwork of 50 states developing their own immigration policy. I understand the frustration of people in Arizona. They want the federal government to step up and deal with this problem once and for all, and that's what we want to do.
2
Lucille Ball
Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt.
3
Victor Fung
For the future world-trading regime to mirror economic reality and to allow the use of modern business strategies, we need a single overarching multilateral framework for trade. We can have either a flat world or a patchwork of crisscrossing mountain ranges and tunnels.
4
Sara Zarr
I don't like to do too much psychological research because it might turn a character into a patchwork.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PATCHWORK»

Discover the use of patchwork in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to patchwork and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Modern Patchwork: 12 Quilts to Take You Beyond the Basics
Ready for the next level of creative patchwork? Expand your skills with new designs and techniques from the best-selling author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork, Elizabeth Hartman.
Elizabeth Hartman, 2012
2
Basic Seminole Patchwork
Discover the simplicity and beauty of Seminole patchwork. A perfect how-to guide, this book offers detailed instructions coupled with illustrated directions for over fifty-five Seminole designs.
Cheryl Greider Bradkin, 1996
3
The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern ...
Quilting Basics with Modern Flair. 12 quilt projects for beginners, confident beginners, and intermediates.
Elizabeth Hartman, 2010
4
Pretty Little Patchwork
Provides thirty patchwork projects for such items as ornaments, scarves, yoga mat carriers, and aprons.
Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, 2008
5
Pretty Patchwork Gifts: Over 25 Simple Sewing Projects ...
Offers instructions for creating a variety of patchwork gifts, including boxes, a floral brooch, bags, and garland.
Helen Philipps, 2013
6
Passionate Patchwork: Over 20 Original Quilt Designs
One of the world's most recognized and admired decorative artists, Kaffe Fassett incorporates his stunning patterns into this collection of patchwork quilt designs.
Kaffe Fassett, 2003
7
21 Sensational Patchwork Bags
This exciting guide gives quilters the chance to show off their talents, add a fabulously unique bag to their own wardrobe or give as a gift, and learn new skills too.
Susan Briscoe, 2006
8
849 Traditional Patchwork Patterns: A Pictorial Handbook
Invaluable reference with quilting patterns organized according to geometric configurations: stars, triangles, circles, squares, combinations. Also, 139 new quilt patterns.
Susan Winter Mills, 1989
9
Equilateral Triangle Patchwork: Complete Instructions for 11 ...
Designs suitable for beginners and more advanced quilters. Over 160 illustrations, including 17 in full color, enhance the text.
Sara Nephew, 1992
10
Easy Quilt Projects: Favorites from the Editors of American ...
This book is packed with gorgeous photography and easy-to-follow instructions for making everything from throws and bed-sized quilts to bags and pincushions.
Better Homes & Gardens, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PATCHWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term patchwork is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Patchwork of El Paso County fire codes may leave residents …
Instead, it has a patchwork of fire codes and land use regulations that vary between more than 26 fire districts. New subdivisions in wildfire ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Dorking's Patchwork Garden Project officially opens
Volunteers have been working on the Patchwork Garden Project for seven months, developing the large walled garden in Pixham Lane to ... «Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser, Jul 15»
3
Monsoon washes away BMC patchwork | Bhopal NYOOOZ
BHOPAL: Incessant rains washed away Bhopal Municipal Corporation`s pre-monsoon patchwork and exposed city`s poor storm-water disposal ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»
4
UW to implement new financial system
“It's really a patchwork of multiple systems,” said Bill Mai, vice president of administration. “I don't think there's ever been a real, comprehensive ... «Laramie Boomerang, Jul 15»
5
The need for speed: Broadband, no longer a luxury, is still a …
... and projects growth of 20 percent over the next three years, depends, in part, on the random patchwork of Internet service in Minnesota. «MinnPost, Jul 15»
6
Government Pension Cuts Tangled in Patchwork of Legal Rulings
Two years ago, lawmakers in Puerto Rico faced the soaring cost of government pensions and did what lawmakers across the United States ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
'Local' control would create patchwork of regulations
The Secretary of State's Office has put a major hurdle in the way of a proposed Oregon ballot initiative that seeks an end to state and federal ... «Capital Press, Jul 15»
8
Stop-motion animation used to educate kids about butterflies
Now, as the assistant program director of the neighborhood outreach program Patchwork Central, she's continuing her love of stop-motion ... «Macon Telegraph, Jul 15»
9
The patchwork solidifies: GMO bill moves forward in the House
The Pompeo bill is an attempt to preempt a patchwork of state regulations on GMOs. More specifically, the legislation: Creates a uniform ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
10
Patchwork uses stop-motion animation to educate kids about …
Now, as the assistant program director of the neighborhood outreach program Patchwork Central, she's continuing her love of stop-motion ... «Evansville Courier & Press, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Patchwork [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/patchwork>. Aug 2020 ».
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