NounStick (plural Sticks)
- A small branch from a tree or bush.
- The nest was made out of sticks.
- A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size.
- I found several good sticks in the brush heap.
- What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick.
- 1887 August 23
- It is a fine stick, about 70 feet long.
- (US) A two by four, the standard board used in constructing a frame house.
- I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed.
- Any roughly cylindrical piece of a substance.
- Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick.
- Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick. (Also (US) ... "available in a ... stick.")
- A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick.
- (US) He took a stick of newspapers from the rack at the library.
- (US) My parents bought us each a stick of cotton candy.
- A small rectangular block of shortening (butter, margarine, lard, etc.) in (North America) weighing one quarter pound and containing by volume one half cup.
- The recipe calls for half a stick of butter.
- A standard rectangular piece of chewing gum.
- Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick!
- A cane or walking stick to aid in walking.
- I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful.
- A cudgel or truncheon, especially one carried by police or guards.
- As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks.
- A negative stimulus or a punishment.
- 1998 January 23
- What about contempt? Isn't it used by the judiciary as a stick to dissuade people from writing or talking about them?
- (figuratively) A piece of furniture.
- We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture.
- (US, colloquial) A manual transmission or vehicle equipped with a manual transmission.
- I grew up driving a stick, but many people my age didn’t.
- (US, colloquial, uncountable) Vehicles, collectively, equipped with manual transmissions.
- I grew up driving stick, but many people my age didn't.
- (UK, uncountable) (probably derived from the Yiddish schtick) Criticism or ridicule.
- 2008 May 3 Chris Roberts
- I got some stick personally because of my walking attire. I arrived to training fully kitted out in sturdy walking boots.
- (South African) A line of soldiers.
- (computing) A memory stick.
- 2007 May 1 Alex Fethiere
- For ultimate presentation portability, a Powerpoint can be saved to a stick as images.
- (sports) A long thin implement used to control a ball or puck in sports like hockey, polo, and lacrosse.
- Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules.
- (horse racing) The short whip carried by a jockey.
- (boardsports) A board as used in board sports, such as a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard.
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- Wax your stick and head down to that spot.
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- (golf) The pole bearing a small flag that marks the hole.
- His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole.
- (sports, uncountable)
- (golf) The long-range driving ability of a golf club.
- (baseball) The potential hitting power of a specific bat.
- (baseball) General hitting ability.
- 2002 May 19 Mike Lupica
- Vaughn has to hit and keep hitting or this will be another year when the Mets don't have enough stick to win.
- Hockey: The potential accuracy of a hockey stick, implicating also the player using it.
- (magic) An assistant planted in the audience.
- (dated, letterpress typography) A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type.
- (aviation) The control column of an aircraft. By convention a wheel-like control mechanism with a handgrip on opposite sides, similar to that used in automobiles, is also called the "stick".
- (aviation, uncountable) Use of the stick to control the aircraft.
- (military aviation) A fighter pilot.
- (carpentry) The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint.
- (military, dated) A cluster of bombs dropped in quick succession from an aircraft in order to spread them over a target area.
- (military) A group of paratroopers who jump together.
- (archaic) A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick.
- (archaic, rare) A quantity of eels, usually 25.
- (obsolete) An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches.
- (slang, uncountable) Corporal punishment; beatings.
- (slang) Vigorous driving of a car; gas.
- (slang) Vigor; spirit.
- (slang) A thin person; particularly a flat-chested woman.
- (slang) An unsocial person, particularly one who is either withdrawn or stuck-up.
- (slang, dated) A person having the stated quality.
- (slang) A cigarette of tobacco or marijuana.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span> (Australian, slang) Approximately one gram of marijuana wrapped in a small cylinder of aluminium foil.
- (jazz, slang) The clarinet. (more often: liquorice stick)
- (US, slang, uncountable) The cue used in billiards, pool, snooker, etc.
- His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club.
- (US, slang, uncountable) The game of pool, or an individual pool game.
- He shoots a mean stick of pool.
- (UK, Aus, slang) Effort, vigour, energy, intensity, in a positive or negative sense.
- "He really gave that digging some stick" could be said of someone digging a garden. "She really gave that bully some stick" could be used of a mother berating a bully. "Give it some stick" said as encouragement.
- (furniture def.): </span> Generally used in the negative, or in contexts expressive of poverty or lack.
- (small branch def.): </span> branch, twig; kindling, brush (uncountable)
- (two by four def.): </span> two by four
- (walking stick def.): </span> cane, walking stick
- (manual transmission def.): </span> stickshift; gearstick
- (magician's assistant def.): </span> plant, shill
- (furniture def.): </span> piece, item
- (hole pole def.): </span> pin, flagstick
- (cluster of bombs def.): </span> train
- (clarinet def.): </span> licorice stick
- (measure of eels def.): </span> stich, broach
- (marijuana cigarette def.): </span> joint, reefer
- See also Thesaurus:stick
Note: Terms derived from the verb are found further below.
- To strike someone with a stick
- (carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint.
- (auto racing) The traction of tires on the road surface.
- (fishing, uncountable) The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick.
- (transitive) To glue; to adhere.
- Stick the label on the jar.
- (intransitive) To become attached; to adhere.
- The tape will not stick if it melts.
- (intransitive) To jam; to stop moving.
- The lever sticks if you push it too far up.
- (intransitive) See to stick with.
- (intransitive) To persist.
- His old nickname stuck.
- (intransitive) Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.
- (intransitive) To remain loyal; to remain firm.
- Just stick to your strategy, and you will win.
- (transitive) To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).
- Stick your bag over there and come with me.
- (transitive) To press into with a sharp point.
- The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it.
- (transitive, gymnastics) To perform (a landing) perfectly.
- Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount.
- (transitive) To propagate plants by cuttings.
- Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly.
Note: Terms derived from the noun are found above.
Find words for Stick
dead-brown; gnarled; knobbed; thick; knotted; sturdy; twisted; pointed.
thrust—; thwack with—; twirl—; wave—; whack with—; whittle—; —coerces; —intimidates; —supports; —sustains.
tenaciously; manfully; faithfully; firmly; adhesively; sturdily; jealously.
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From Middle English stiken (“to stick, pierce, stab, remain embedded, be fastened”) < Old English stician (“to pierce, stab, remain embedded, be fastened”) < Proto-Germanic *stikōnan (“to pierce, prick, be sharp”) < Proto-Indo-European *steig- or *stig- (“to pierce, prick, be sharp”).
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- imperative of sticka.