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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)

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.

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."