Meaning of “patchwork” in the English Dictionary


"patchwork" in English

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uk /ˈpætʃ.wɜːk/ us /ˈpætʃ.wɝːk/

[ U ] cloth made by sewing together a lot of smaller pieces of cloth with different patterns and colours, or the activity of doing this:

a patchwork quilt/jacket
The old lady sat in the corner doing patchwork.

[ S ] a mixture of different things:

We looked out of the aircraft window down onto the patchwork of fields below.

(Definition of “patchwork” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"patchwork" in American English

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patchworknoun [ U ]

us /ˈpætʃˌwɜrk/

cloth consisting of smaller pieces of differently patterned cloth that are sewn together:

a patchwork quilt
fig. We looked down at the patchwork of fields below us.

(Definition of “patchwork” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)