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Definition of Stick

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branch cut or broken from a tree or bush; long slender piece of wood; something which resembles a stick; staff, walking stick
jab or poke with a pointed object; affix, fasten; cause to adhere; adhere; put in a particular place; remain loyal; endure; be unable to move; protrude, project
adhere to, comply with, stand by, abide by (Example: "Although I got married in Hawaii, Tom stuck to his promise and came to my wedding")
Stick Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
talea, virga
Stick Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner.
To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger.
To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem.
To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type.
To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve.
To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.
To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.
To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast.
To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.
To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.
To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.
(v. i.)
To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.
(v. i.)
To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.
(v. i.)
To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.
(v. i.)
To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
(v. i.)
To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
(v. t.)
A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
(v. t.)
A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
(v. t.)
Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.
(v. t.)
Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\stick\ (?), n. [oe. sticke, as. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, g. stecken a stick, staff, ohg. steccho, icel. stik a stick. see stick, v. t..]
1. 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. withered sticks to gather, which might serve against a winter's day.
2. any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.
3. anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
4. a derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick. [colloq.]
5. (print.) a composing stick. see under composing. it is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
6. a thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

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The Phrase Finder
The use of this proverb in english appears to have begun with Theodore Roosevelt. He is quoted as saying 'I have always been fond of the West African proverb - speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.'
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
bata m.; maide m.
v., stab: sáithim
stick to: leanaim de, ceanglaim de
I stick (to a thing): greamaím (de rud)
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Coelbren = n. a record or letter, stick; a ballot stick; a lot
Glynu = v. to stick, to cling
Llysgbren = n. a billet, a stick
Modbren = n. a stirring stick
Pric = n. a stick; a broach
Australian Slang
1. very thin person; 2. surfboard; 3. penis; 4. injection of an illegal drug
not much help
not much help
very, very ugly
something is sorter OK
better than nothing
(pl. n.) Australian Rules: goal posts, e.g. “He's dobbed it through the big sticks”
act in an ostentatious or flamboyant manner, usually well beyond the requirements of the given situation
be a lousy driver
be totally incompetent
pool rest
(older slang) be off
fat person
something delicious; sexually attractive person
in remote areas in the bush
very easily
a lot of something
in a rural area or outback
1. annoying or despicable person; 2. (military) any member of the clerical staff (rhyming slang from “pogo-stick” and “prick”)
pool rest; cheat stick
1. said about a job that has not much chance; 2. attempt the impossible
sexually attractive person
exclamation of annoyance
pornographic magazine
when someone is stopping you from doing something, you say this statement
stick well
pornographic magazine
a walk
be very obvious
be very obvious
1) be very obvious; 2) not fit, be out of place
maintain one's position, beliefs, etc.; keep believing in oneself
1. area or district regarded as lacking in the amenities of urban life; the outback; 2. (football) goal posts
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. a cigarette also cancer stick 
2. a marijuana
3. the penis
WordNet 2.0

1. implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
(hypernym) implement
(hyponym) bow
2. a small thin branch of a tree
(hypernym) limb, tree branch
3. a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
(synonym) control stick, joystick
(hypernym) lever
4. informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
(synonym) pin, peg
(hypernym) leg
5. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
(synonym) joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff
(hypernym) cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fag
(hyponym) juke, jook, juke joint, jook joint, juke house, jook house
(substance-meronym) cannabis, marijuana, marihuana, ganja
6. threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
(hypernym) punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation

1. fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"
(synonym) lodge, wedge, deposit
(hypernym) fasten, fix, secure
(hyponym) redeposit
(see-also) stick out, protrude, jut out, jut, project
2. stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!"
(synonym) stay, stick around, stay put
(hypernym) stay in place
3. cause to protrude or as if to protrude; "stick one's hand out of the window"; "stick one's nose into other people's business"
(synonym) put forward
(hypernym) put, set, place, pose, position, lay
4. stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
(synonym) adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to
(hypernym) attach
(hyponym) bind
(verb-group) cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
(derivation) gummed label, sticker, paster
5. be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
(hypernym) be
6. endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
(hypernym) persist, remain, stay
7. be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
(synonym) adhere
(hypernym) adopt, follow, espouse
8. be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
(synonym) stand by, stick by, adhere
(hypernym) be
9. cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
(hypernym) decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
10. fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
(hypernym) fasten
(verb-group) cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
11. fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
(hypernym) fasten
12. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
(hypernym) fasten
13. pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
(hypernym) pierce, thrust
(derivation) spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker
14. pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
(hypernym) pierce, thrust
(derivation) dagger, sticker
15. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
(synonym) cling, cleave, adhere, cohere
(hypernym) touch, adjoin, meet, contact
(hyponym) mold
(entail) attach
(verb-group) adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to
16. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
(synonym) sting
(hypernym) force, thrust
17. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
(synonym) perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
(hypernym) confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
(hyponym) stump, mix up
Stick Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Stick Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
A control in the cockpit which controls the elevators (forward/back axis) and the ailerons (left/right axis).
Stick Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Stick or the stick may refer to:

  • A branch of a tree or shrub or flower
  • Stick, part of a bow used to play a string instrument
  • Breadstick, generally a pencil-sized stick of crisp, dry bread
  • Centre stick (center stick or control stick), an aircraft cockpit arrangement
  • Chapman Stick, an electric musical instrument in the guitar family
  • Chopsticks, Asian eating utensils
  • Clapstick, a type of percussion mallet traditionally accompanying the didgeridoo
  • Dipstick, a measuring device used in automobiles
  • Drum stick, an object used to strike drums (for other meanings see Drumstick (disambiguation))
  • Glue stick, used to glue paper or card together
  • Hockey stick, used in the sport of hockey
    • Field hockey stick
    • Ice hockey stick
  • Joystick, an input device commonly used for video games, aircraft and large machinery
  • Lacrosse stick, used in the sport of lacrosse
  • Lipstick, a cosmetic product
  • Memory Stick can refer to a Sony flash memory card, computer RAM SIMMs/DIMMs, or to a USB flash drive
  • Nightstick, another name for baton used in law enforcement
  • Pogo stick, a device used to jumping off the ground in a standing position
  • Pointing stick, a computer input device commonly found on laptops
  • Stick (punishment), a rod used for corporal punishment
  • Stick shift, a type of vehicle transmission (manual not automatic)
  • Stick worship
  • Swagger stick
  • Walking stick, a device to assist walking
  • Yardstick, an instrument used to measure up to a yard
  • Pretzel sticks (also called "salty sticks", or just "sticks"), a type of snack food
  • Stick (unit), a measurement usually equal to two inches (5.08 cm)
  • Stick of butter, as sold in the U.S. in Elgin or Western packaging, 4 oz. = one quarter of a pound package
  • Gold Stick and Silver Stick, bodyguard positions in the British Royal Household
  • Stick, a British slang term for abuse, insult, or denigration
  • Stick style, a late-19th-century American architectural style
  • A group of paratroopers

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Stick Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The pin in the hole.
Stick Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
american horse racing dictionary
A jockey's whip.
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