a bald patch

a place on someone's head where hair no longer grows, or a surface that has some parts missing, for example an area of grass or a carpet

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bald patch — noun An area of baldness on a partially bald head. The vain man grew his remaining hair long and twirled it in a spiral to try to cover his growing bald patch, which looked ridiculous when ever it unspiralled, which was always …   Wiktionary

  • (a) bald patch — a bald patch phrase a place on someone’s head where hair no longer grows, or a surface that has some parts missing, for example an area of grass or a carpet Thesaurus: general words for hair and amounts of hairhyponym Main entry: patch …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bald! — was a fly on the wall documentary about baldness, broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom in April 2003. The show followed a number of men as they tried to hold back the advancement of hairloss, and the methods that they tried to cope with… …   Wikipedia

  • bald — [bo:ld US bo:ld] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from ball white spot on an animal s head (13 16 centuries), probably from Welsh bal] 1.) having little or no hair on your head ▪ a bald man ▪ his shiny bald head ▪ Dad started going bald when …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patch — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 material over a hole VERB + PATCH ▪ have ▪ Her jeans have patches all over them. ▪ sew on/onto ▪ She wore a jacket with bright patches sewn onto it. PREPOSITION …   Collocations dictionary

  • patch — patch1 [pætʃ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of an area)¦ 2¦(over a hole)¦ 3¦(for growing something)¦ 4¦(computer)¦ 5¦(eye)¦ 6¦(decoration)¦ 7 a bad/difficult/sticky/rough patch 8 somebody s patch 9 not be a patch on somebody/something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • patch — patch1 [ pætʃ ] noun count ** ▸ 1 piece of cloth ▸ 2 different part of something ▸ 3 piece of ground ▸ 4 piece of software ▸ 5 with nicotine ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a piece of cloth that you sew over a hole in clothes, or over a part where holes might… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • patch — [[t]pæ̱tʃ[/t]] patches, patching, patched 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A patch on a surface is a part of it which is different in appearance from the area around it. ...the bald patch on the top of his head... There was a small patch of blue in the… …   English dictionary

  • patch — I UK [pætʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms patch : singular patch plural patches ** 1) an area that is different from what surrounds it Icy patches are likely on some roads. The male has a distinctive white patch on its tail. There were damp… …   English dictionary

  • patch — 01. Your mother has sewn a [patch] on the knee of your pants where there was a hole. 02. My uncle got a sunburn on his bald [patch] while at the beach yesterday. 03. I got a flat tire on my bicycle, but had the tools to [patch] it myself. 04. We… …   Grammatical examples in English

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