Definition of Stick

1. Noun. An implement consisting of a length of wood. "The kid had a candied apple on a stick"

2. Verb. Put, fix, force, or implant. "They stick the books into the box"; "Stick your thumb in the crack"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Lodge, Wedge
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Redeposit
Antonyms: Dislodge
Derivative terms: Lodgement, Lodging
Also: Stick Out

3. Noun. A small thin branch of a tree.
Generic synonyms: Limb, Tree Branch

4. Verb. Stay put (in a certain place). "Stick around and you will learn something!"
Exact synonyms: Stay, Stay Put, Stick Around
Generic synonyms: Stay In Place
Antonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Stay

5. Noun. A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane.
Exact synonyms: Control Stick, Joystick
Generic synonyms: Lever

6. Verb. Stick to firmly. "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick To
Specialized synonyms: Bind
Related verbs: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Adhesive, Binder, Binding, Bond, Bond, Bondable, Holdfast, Sticker

7. Noun. A rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine.

8. Verb. Be or become fixed. "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
Generic synonyms: Be

9. Noun. Informal terms for the leg. "Fever left him weak on his sticks"
Exact synonyms: Peg, Pin
Generic synonyms: Leg

10. Verb. Endure. "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
Generic synonyms: Persist, Remain, Stay

11. Noun. A long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball.
Category relationships: Hockey, Hockey Game, Ice Hockey, Field Hockey, Hockey, Polo
Specialized synonyms: Hockey Stick, Polo Mallet, Polo Stick
Generic synonyms: Sports Equipment

12. Verb. Be a devoted follower or supporter. "She sticks to her principles"
Exact synonyms: Adhere
Generic synonyms: Adopt, Espouse, Follow
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion

13. Noun. A long thin implement resembling a length of wood. "A stick of dynamite"
Generic synonyms: Implement

14. Verb. Be loyal to. "The friends stuck together through the war"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Stand By, Stick By
Generic synonyms: Be

15. Noun. Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
Exact synonyms: Joint, Marijuana Cigarette, Reefer, Spliff
Terms within: Cannabis, Ganja, Marihuana, Marijuana
Generic synonyms: Butt, Cigaret, Cigarette, Coffin Nail, Fag

16. Verb. Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface. "Stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

17. Noun. Threat of a penalty. "The policy so far is all stick and no carrot"

18. Verb. Fasten with an adhesive material like glue. "Stick the poster onto the wall"
Related verbs: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere
Generic synonyms: Fasten

19. Verb. Fasten with or as with pins or nails. "Stick the photo onto the corkboard"
Generic synonyms: Fasten

20. Verb. Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something. "Stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
Generic synonyms: Fasten

21. Verb. Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument. "He stuck the cloth with the needle"
Generic synonyms: Pierce, Thrust
Derivative terms: Sticker, Sticker

22. Verb. Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed. "He stuck the needle into his finger"
Generic synonyms: Pierce, Thrust
Derivative terms: Sticker

23. Verb. Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation. "The sushi rice grains cohere"
Exact synonyms: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere
Generic synonyms: Adjoin, Contact, Meet, Touch
Specialized synonyms: Mold, Conglutinate, Agglutinate
Entails: Attach
Related verbs: Adhere, Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick To
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Coherence, Coherency, Coherent, Cohesion, Cohesive

24. Verb. Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous. "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
Exact synonyms: Sting
Generic synonyms: Force, Thrust

25. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will stick her"; "This question really stuck me"

Definition of Stick

1. n. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.

2. v. t. To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast.

3. v. i. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.

Definition of Stick

1. Noun. (Ireland) A member of the Official IRA. ¹

2. Proper noun. The Chapman Stick, an electric musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman. ¹

3. Noun. A small, thin branch from a tree or bush; a twig; a branch. (jump small branch s t) ¹

4. Noun. A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size. (jump piece of wood t) ¹

5. Noun. (American English) A board, especially a two by four. ¹

6. Noun. A wand; a baton; a cudgel; a cane or walking stick. ¹

7. Noun. (carpentry) The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint. ¹

8. Noun. Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance. (jump cylindrical piece t) ¹

9. Noun. (figuratively) A piece (of furniture, especially if wooden). (jump furniture u s) ¹

10. Noun. A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick. ¹

11. Noun. (archaic) A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick. ¹

12. Noun. (US colloquial) A manual transmission, a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, (non-gloss definition so called because of the stick-like, i.e. twig-like, control (the gear shift) with which the driver of such a vehicle controls its transmission). (jump manual transmission s t) ¹

13. Noun. (aviation) The control column of an aircraft. (jump aircraft control column t) (qualifier By convention, a wheel-like control mechanism with a handgrip on opposite sides, similar to the steering wheel ofan automobiles, is also called the "stick".) ¹

14. Noun. (aviation uncountable) Use of the stick to control the aircraft. ¹

15. Noun. (computing) A memory stick. ¹

16. Noun. (sports) A stick-like item: a hockey '''stick''' ¹

17. Noun. (dated metal typesetting) A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type. ¹

18. Noun. (jazz slang) The clarinet. (qualifier more often called the '''''liquorice stick''''') (jump clarinet s) ¹

19. Noun. (slang dated) A person. (non-gloss definition (Perhaps because people are, broadly speaking, tall and thin, like pieces of wood.)) ¹

20. Noun. (context: magic) An assistant planted in the audience. (jump magician's assistant s) ¹

21. Noun. (military aviation) A fighter pilot. ¹

22. Noun. (context: military) A group (of soldiers); specifically: ¹

23. Noun. (military dated) A cluster of bombs dropped in quick succession from an aircraft in order to spread them over a target area. (jump cluster of bombs s) ¹

24. Noun. A negative stimulus or a punishment. (non-gloss definition (This sense derives from the metaphor of using a stick, a long piece of wood, to poke or beat a beast of burden to compel it to move forward. Compare ''carrot''.)) ¹

25. Noun. (slang uncountable) Corporal punishment; beatings. ¹

26. Noun. (slang) Vigor; spirit; effort, energy, intensity. ¹

27. Noun. (slang) Vigorous driving of a car; gas. ¹

28. Noun. (sports uncountable) Ability; specifically: ¹

29. Noun. (obsolete) An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches. ¹

30. Noun. (archaic rare) A quantity of eels, usually 25. (jump measure of eels s) ¹

31. Verb. (carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint. ¹

32. Noun. (auto racing) The traction of tires on the road surface. ¹

33. Noun. (fishing uncountable) The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick. ¹

34. Verb. (ergative) To glue; to attach; to adhere. ¹

35. Verb. (intransitive) To jam; to stop moving. ¹

36. Verb. (intransitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with. ¹

37. Verb. (intransitive) To persist. ¹

38. Verb. (intransitive) Of snow, to remain frozen on landing. ¹

39. Verb. (intransitive) To remain loyal; to remain firm. ¹

40. Verb. (transitive) To place, set down (quickly or carelessly). ¹

41. Verb. (transitive) To press into with a sharp point. ¹

42. Verb. (transitive gymnastics) To perform (a landing) perfectly. ¹

43. Verb. (transitive) To propagate plants by cuttings. ¹

44. Verb. To hesitate, to be reluctant; to refuse. ¹

45. Noun. (British uncountable) Criticism or ridicule. ¹

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Definition of Stick

1. to support with slender pieces of wood [v -ED, -ING, -S] / to pierce with a pointed object [v STUCK, STICKING, STICKS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stick

stick (current term)
stick 'em up
stick a fork
stick about
stick and carrot

Literary usage of Stick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The stick was an Iron rod covered with leather. It was my stick. That is what I knocked him down with." Cross-examination: "I was going in the opposite ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Thus the sense of ' stick fast' appears in G. as well as in E., ... Both assertions are mere inventions; and a stickle is not a stick at all, but a prickle. ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1919)
"Take a stick an inch long. This stick is wood. But wood is not stick. stick is more than wood. It is wood and two ends. The ends are not wood. ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1880)
"This fact has surprised many observers, who have supposed that climbing plants have some occult sense by which they discover the whereabouts of the stick up ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"A somewhat similar game, played with a netted wheel and'a straight stick, was found upon the plains, the object being to dart the stick through certain ..."

6. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Swift. Sanderson. 3- To rest upon the memory painfully. The going «way of that which had staid to long, doth yet stick with me. ..."

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