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Meaning & Definition of Stick in English

English

Stick

/stɪk/

noun

1. An implement consisting of a length of wood

  • "He collected dry sticks for a campfire"
  • "The kid had a candied apple on a stick"
    synonym:
  • stick

2. A small thin branch of a tree

    synonym:
  • stick

3. A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

    synonym:
  • stick
  • ,
  • control stick
  • ,
  • joystick

4. A rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine

    synonym:
  • stick

5. Informal terms for the leg

  • "Fever left him weak on his sticks"
    synonym:
  • pin
  • ,
  • peg
  • ,
  • stick

6. A long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball

    synonym:
  • stick

7. A long thin implement resembling a length of wood

  • "Cinnamon sticks"
  • "A stick of dynamite"
    synonym:
  • stick

8. Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

    synonym:
  • joint
  • ,
  • marijuana cigarette
  • ,
  • reefer
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • spliff

9. Threat of a penalty

  • "The policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
    synonym:
  • stick

verb

1. Put, fix, force, or implant

  • "Lodge a bullet in the table"
  • "Stick your thumb in the crack"
    synonym:
  • lodge
  • ,
  • wedge
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • deposit

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
  • ,
  • stick around
  • ,
  • stay put

3. Stick to firmly

  • "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    synonym:
  • adhere
  • ,
  • hold fast
  • ,
  • bond
  • ,
  • bind
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • stick to

4. Be or become fixed

  • "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
    synonym:
  • stick

5. Endure

  • "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
    synonym:
  • stick

6. Be a devoted follower or supporter

  • "The residents of this village adhered to catholicism"
  • "She sticks to her principles"
    synonym:
  • adhere
  • ,
  • stick

7. Be loyal to

  • "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
  • "The friends stuck together through the war"
    synonym:
  • stand by
  • ,
  • stick by
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • adhere

8. Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

  • "Stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
    synonym:
  • stick

9. Fasten with an adhesive material like glue

  • "Stick the poster onto the wall"
    synonym:
  • stick

10. Fasten with or as with pins or nails

  • "Stick the photo onto the corkboard"
    synonym:
  • stick

11. Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

  • "Stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
    synonym:
  • stick

12. Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

  • "He stuck the cloth with the needle"
    synonym:
  • stick

13. Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

  • "He stuck the needle into his finger"
    synonym:
  • stick

14. 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
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • cohere

15. Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

  • "They stuck me with the dinner bill"
  • "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
    synonym:
  • stick
  • ,
  • sting

16. 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
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • puzzle
  • ,
  • mystify
  • ,
  • baffle
  • ,
  • beat
  • ,
  • pose
  • ,
  • bewilder
  • ,
  • flummox
  • ,
  • stupefy
  • ,
  • nonplus
  • ,
  • gravel
  • ,
  • amaze
  • ,
  • dumbfound

Examples of using

“I can bring my laptop for you to copy it.” “Oh, don’t bother, no need to carry it around, I’d rather give you a memory stick later.”
I need a glue stick.
Water cannot be separated by hitting it with a stick.