HyperDic: stick

English > 25 senses of the word stick:
NOUNartifactstickan implement consisting of a length of wood
plantsticka small thin branch of a tree
artifactstick, control stick, joysticka lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
foodsticka rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
bodystick, pin, peginformal terms for the leg
artifactsticka long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
artifactsticka long thin implement resembling a length of wood
artifactstick, joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliffmarijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
actstickthreat of a penalty
VERBcontactstick, lodge, wedge, depositput, fix, force, or implant
motionstick, stay, stick around, stay putstay put (in a certain place)
contactstick, adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick tostick / stick to firmly
stativestickbe or become fixed
stativestickendure
stativestick, adherebe a devoted follower or supporter
stativestick, stand by, stick by, adherebe loyal to
creationstickcover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
contactstickfasten with an adhesive material like glue
contactstickfasten with or as with pins or nails
contactstickfasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
contactstickpierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
contactstickpierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
contactstick, cling, cleave, adhere, coherecome or be in close contact with
communicationstick, stingsaddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
cognitionstick, perplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
stick > pronunciation
Soundsstih'k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn implement consisting of a length of wood.
Examples
  • "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"
  • "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
NarrowerbowA slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands
clubstout stick that is larger at one end
divining rod, dowser, dowsing rod, waterfinder, water finderforked stick that is said to dip / dip down to indicate underground water or oil
drumstickA stick used for playing a drum
linstockA stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match)
matchstickA short thin stick of wood used in making matches
maulstick, mahlstickA long stick that a painter / painter uses to support the hand holding the brush
singlestick, fencing stick, backswordA stick used instead of a sword for fencing
spindleA stick or pin used to twist the yarn in spinning / spinning
staffA strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
stobA short straight stick of wood
swizzle stickA small stick used to stir mixed drinks
walking stickA stick carried in the hand for support in walking
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
Spanishpalo, stick, vara
Catalanpal
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA small thin branch of a tree.
Broaderlimb, tree branchAny of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
Spanishramo, verdugo, verdugón
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane.
Synonymscontrol stick, joystick
BroaderleverA rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
Spanishpalanca de control, palanca de mando
Catalanjoystick
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 4, food
MeaningA rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine.
BroaderbutterAn edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream
margarine, margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, margeA spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 5, body
Meaninginformal terms for the leg.
Example"fever left him weak on his sticks"
Synonymspin, peg
BroaderlegA human limb
Catalanclavilla, pal, piu
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball.
Categoryfield hockey, hockeyA game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field
ice hockey, hockey, hockey gameA game / game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks
poloA game / game similar to field hockey but played on horseback using long-handled mallets and a wooden ball
Narrowerhockey sticksports implement consisting of a stick used by hockey players to move the puck
polo mallet, polo stickA mallet used to strike the ball in polo
Broadersports equipmentequipment needed to participate in a particular sport
Spanishbarra, palo de hockey, palo
Catalanbarra
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA long thin implement resembling a length of wood.
Examples
  • "cinnamon sticks"
  • "a stick of dynamite"
Broaderimplementinstrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 8, artifact
Meaningmarijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
Synonymsjoint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff
Broadercigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fagfinely ground tobacco wrapped in paper
Substancescannabis, marijuana, marihuana, ganjaThe most commonly used illicit drug
Spanishbate, canuto, carruco, kiki, leño, peta, porro, spliff, trompeta
Catalankiki, peta, porret, porro, spliff
English > stick: 25 senses > noun 9, act
Meaningthreat of a penalty.
Example"the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
Broaderpunishment, penalty, penalization, penalisationThe act of punishing
Spanishpalo
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningPut, fix, force, or implant.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey stick the books into the box
Example "stick your thumb in the crack"
Synonymslodge, wedge, deposit
NarrowerredepositDeposit anew
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
See alsostick outextend out or project in space
Oppositedislodge, freeRemove or force out from a position
Spanishadherir, calzar, depositar, encajar, enganchar, pegar
Catalanadherir-se, adherir, encaixar, enganxar, falcar, tasconar
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningstay put (in a certain place).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Stick around and you will learn something!"
Synonymsstay, stick around, stay put
Broaderstay in placeBe stationary
Oppositemovechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
Spanishalojarse, hospedarse, permanecer, quedarse, quedar
Catalanallotjar-se, hostatjar-se, quedar-se, quedar, restar, romandre
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningstick / stick to firmly.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsadhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick to
Caused byaffix, stick onattach to
Narrowerbindform a chemical bond with
BroaderattachBecome attached
Similar tocling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohereCome or be in close contact with
Spanishadherirse, adherir, asociarse, atar, encolar, incorporarse, liar, ligarse, pegarse, pegar, unirse, vincular
Catalanadherir, encolar, enganxar, lligar, vincular
Nounsstickeran adhesive label
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe or become fixed.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 5, stative
Meaningendure.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderpersist, remain, stayStay behind
Spanishpermanecer
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 6, stative
MeaningBe a devoted follower or supporter.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "She sticks to her principles"
Synonymadhere
Broaderadopt, follow, espousechoose and follow
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 7, stative
MeaningBe loyal to.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymsstand by, stick by, adhere
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishapoyar
Catalandonar suport
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 8, creation
MeaningCover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningFasten with an adhesive material like glue.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"stick the poster onto the wall"
BroaderfastenBecome fixed or fastened
Similar tocling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohereCome or be in close contact with
stickFasten with or as with pins or nails
stickFasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
Spanishpegar
Catalanenganxar
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningFasten with or as with pins or nails.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"stick the photo onto the corkboard"
BroaderfastenBecome fixed or fastened
Similar tostickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 11, contact
MeaningFasten into place by fixing an end or point into something.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
BroaderfastenBecome fixed or fastened
Similar tostickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
Spanishenganchar
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 12, contact
Meaningpierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderpierce, thrustpenetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
Similar tostickpierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
Spanishestoquear, picar
Catalanpicar, punxar, punyir
Nounsstickera short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
stickera small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 13, contact
Meaningpierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Broaderpierce, thrustpenetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument
Similar tostickpierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
Spanishestoquear, picar, pinchar
Catalanpicar, punxar, punyir
Nounsstickera short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 14, contact
MeaningCome or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymscling, cleave, adhere, cohere
EntailsattachBecome attached
Narroweragglutinateclump together
conglutinatestick together
moldfit tightly, follow the contours of
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Similar toadhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick tostick / stick to firmly
stickFasten with an adhesive material like glue
Spanishadherirse, adherir, aferrarse, aferrar, pegarse
Catalanadherir-se, adherir, aferrar-se, aferrar, enganxar
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 15, communication
Meaningsaddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsting
Broaderforce, thrustimpose urgently, importunately, or inexorably
Spanishcargar, encargarse de, picar, pinchar, punzar
Catalanpicar, punxar
English > stick: 25 senses > verb 16, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsperplex, vex, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar

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