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Definition of "stick" []

  • A long slender piece of wood, especially: (noun)
  • A branch or stem cut from a tree or shrub. (noun)
  • A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose. (noun)
  • A wand, staff, baton, or rod. (noun)
  • Sports & Games Any of various implements shaped like a rod and used in play: a hockey stick. (noun)
  • A small thin branch of a tree (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any long thin piece of wood (noun)
  • Such a piece of wood having a characteristic shape for a special purpose (noun)
  • A baton, wand, staff, or rod (noun)
  • An object or piece shaped like a stick (noun)
  • The lever used to change gear in a motor vehicle (noun)
  • A mast or yard (noun)
  • A group of bombs arranged to fall at intervals across a target (noun)
  • A number of paratroops jumping in sequence (noun)
  • Verbal abuse, criticism (noun)
  • Physical power, force (esp in the phrase give it some stick) (noun)
  • A piece of furniture (noun)
  • A rural area considered remote or backward (esp in the phrase in the sticks) (noun)
  • The wooded interior part of the country (noun)
  • A declaration made by the umpire if a player's stick is above the shoulders (noun)
  • Goalposts (noun)
  • A cannabis cigarette (noun)
  • A means of coercion (noun)
  • A dull boring person (noun)
  • A person (noun)
  • To support (a plant) with sticks; stake (verb)

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Use "stick" in a sentence
  • "The vote in the legislature is veto-proof, so any request for Jindal to veto the bill *must stress that the governor can make this veto stick if he wants it to stick*."
  • "Compare also _He made the stick bend_ -- equaling _He made-bend _ (= bent) _the stick_ -- with _He made the stick straight_ -- equaling _He made-straight _ (= straightened) _the stick_."
  • "An "ideal" BMI sufferer putting on a few pounds of muscle by doing some judicious exercise might well stave off death for a bit longer; simply gorging on cakes probably won't help. recent calls for a BMI tax are now further exposed as foolishness, and the "fat people" that he rashly proposes to attack with a stick (any time, Coren - better make it a big stick*) have the consolation of knowing that they'll probably outlive him."