1. [ noun ] implement consisting of a length of wood

"he collected dry sticks for a campfire" "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"

Related terms: implement club staff bow walking_stick maulstick singlestick linstock spindle divining_rod drumstick swizzle_stick stob matchstick diving_rod
2. [ noun ] (botany) a small thin branch of a tree
Related terms: limb tree_branch
3. [ verb ] fix, force, or implant
Synonyms: deposit wedge lodge

"lodge a bullet in the table"

Related terms: dislodge fasten redeposit stick_out extend
4. [ noun ] a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
Synonyms: joystick control_stick
Related terms: lever
5. [ verb ] cause to protrude or as if to protrude
Synonyms: put_forward

"stick one's hand out of the window" "stick one's nose into other people's business"

Related terms: situate put
6. [ verb ] stick to firmly
Synonyms: bind stick_to bond hold_fast adhere

"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Related terms: attach bind cling attachment adhesiveness gummed_label fastener
7. [ verb ] stay put (in a certain place)
Synonyms: stay stay_put stick_around

"We are staying in Detroit we are not moving to Cincinnati" "Stay put in the corner here!" "Stick around and you will learn something!"

Related terms: move stay_in_place arrest
8. [ verb ] be a mystery or bewildering to
Synonyms: puzzle bewilder baffle mystify amaze pose stupefy flummox nonplus stupify get gravel trounce dumbfound beat vex perplex

"This beats me!" "Got me--I don't know the answer!" "a vexing problem" "This question really stuck me"

Related terms: confuse stagger elude riddle stump solve puzzle_over mystery bewilderment mystification mystification stupefaction puzzle
9. [ verb ] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
Synonyms: cling adhere cohere cleave

"The dress clings to her body" "The label stuck to the box" "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Related terms: touch mold conglutinate agglutinate adhere coherence adhesiveness attach
10. [ verb ] saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
Synonyms: sting

"They stuck me with the dinner bill" "I was stung with a huge tax bill"

Related terms: force
11. [ verb ] cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"

Related terms: decorate
12. [ verb ] pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

"He stuck the needle into his finger"

Related terms: pierce dagger
13. [ noun ] (arms) a short stout club used primarily by policemen
Synonyms: nightstick billy billystick billy_club truncheon
Related terms: club
14. [ noun ] marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
Synonyms: marijuana_cigarette reefer spliff joint
Related terms: cigarette jook cannabis
15. [ verb ] be or become fixed

"The door sticks--we will have to plane it"

Related terms: be
16. [ verb ] fasten with an adhesive material like glue

"stick the poster onto the wall"

Related terms: cling
17. [ verb ] fasten with or as with pins or nails

"stick the photo onto the corkboard"

Related terms: fasten
18. [ verb ] fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"

Related terms: fasten
19. [ verb ] pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

"he stuck the cloth with the needle"

Related terms: pierce
20. [ verb ] be loyal to
Synonyms: stick_to stick_with stick_by adhere stand_by

"She stood by her husband in times of trouble" "The friends stuck together through the war"

Related terms: be
21. [ verb ] endure

"The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"

Related terms: persist
22. [ verb ] be a devoted follower or supporter
Synonyms: adhere

"The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism" "She sticks to her principles"

Related terms: adopt attachment
23. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) informal terms of the leg
Synonyms: peg pin

"fever left him weak on his sticks"

Related terms: leg
24. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29599
25. [ noun ] threat of a penalty

: "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"

Related terms: punishment
Similar spelling:   sticky