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stick


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stick  \Stick\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Stuck}(Obs.  {Sticked});  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sticking}.]  [OE.  stikien  v.t.  &  i.,  combined 
  with  steken,  whence  E.  stuck),  AS  stician,  v.t.  &  i.,  and 
  (assumed)  stecan,  v.t.;  akin  to  OFries  steka,  OS  stekan, 
  OHG.  stehhan  G.  stechen,  and  to  Gr  ?  to  prick,  Skr.  tij  to 
  be  sharp.  Cf  {Distinguish},  {Etiquette},  {Extinct}, 
  {Instigate},  {Instinct},  {Prestige},  {Stake},  {Steak}, 
  {Stick},  n.,  {Stigma},  {Stimulate},  {Sting},  {Stitch}  in 
  sewing,  {Style}  for  or  in  writing.] 
  1.  To  penetrate  with  a  pointed  instrument;  to  pierce;  to 
  stab;  hence  to  kill  by  piercing;  as  to  stick  a  beast. 
 
  And  sticked  him  with  bodkins  anon.  --Chaucer. 
 
  It  was  a  shame  .  .  .  to  stick  him  under  the  other 
  gentleman's  arm  while  he  was  redding  the  fray.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  penetrate;  to  push  thrust,  or  drive,  so  as  to 
  pierce;  as  to  stick  a  needle  into  one's  finger. 
 
  Thou  stickest  a  dagger  in  me  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  fasten,  attach,  or  cause  to  remain,  by  thrusting  in 
  hence  also  to  adorn  or  deck  with  things  fastened  on  as 
  by  piercing;  as  to  stick  a  pin  on  the  sleeve. 
 
  My  shroud  of  white,  stuck  all  with  yew.  --Shak. 
 
  The  points  of  spears  are  stuck  within  the  shield. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  set  to  fix  in  as  to  stick  card  teeth. 
 
  5.  To  set  with  something  pointed;  as  to  stick  cards. 
 
  6.  To  fix  on  a  pointed  instrument;  to  impale;  as  to  stick  an 
  apple  on  a  fork. 
 
  7.  To  attach  by  causing  to  adhere  to  the  surface;  as  to 
  stick  on  a  plaster;  to  stick  a  stamp  on  an  envelope;  also 
  to  attach  in  any  manner. 
 
  8.  (Print.)  To  compose;  to  set  or  arrange,  in  a  composing 
  stick;  as  to  stick  type  [Cant] 
 
  9.  (Joinery)  To  run  or  plane  (moldings)  in  a  machine,  in 
  contradistinction  to  working  them  by  hand.  Such  moldings 
  are  said  to  be  stuck. 
 
  10.  To  cause  to  stick;  to  bring  to  a  stand  to  pose;  to 
  puzzle;  as  to  stick  one  with  a  hard  problem.  [Colloq.] 
 
  11.  To  impose  upon  to  compel  to  pay  sometimes  to  cheat. 
  [Slang] 
 
  {To  stick  out},  to  cause  to  project  or  protrude;  to  render 
  prominent. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stick  \Stick\,  n.  [OE.  sticke,  AS  sticca;  akin  to  stician  to 
  stab,  prick,  pierce,  G.  stecken  a  stick,  staff,  OHG.  steccho 
  Icel.  stik  a  stick.  See  {Stick},  v.  t..] 
  1.  A  small  shoot,  or  branch,  separated,  as  by  a  cutting,  from 
  a  tree  or  shrub;  also  any  stem  or  branch  of  a  tree,  of 
  any  size,  cut  for  fuel  or  timber. 
 
  Withered  sticks  to  gather,  which  might  serve  Against 
  a  winter's  day  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Any  long  and  comparatively  slender  piece  of  wood,  whether 
  in  natural  form  or  shaped  with  tools;  a  rod;  a  wand;  a 
  staff;  as  the  stick  of  a  rocket;  a  walking  stick. 
 
  3.  Anything  shaped  like  a  stick;  as  a  stick  of  wax. 
 
  4.  A  derogatory  expression  for  a  person;  one  who  is  inert  or 
  stupid;  as  an  odd  stick;  a  poor  stick.  [Colloq.] 
 
  5.  (Print.)  A  composing  stick.  See  under  {Composing}.  It  is 
  usually  a  frame  of  metal,  but  for  posters,  handbills, 
  etc.,  one  made  of  wood  is  used 
 
  6.  A  thrust  with  a  pointed  instrument;  a  stab. 
 
  {A  stick  of  eels},  twenty-five  eels.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  {Stick  chimney},  a  chimney  made  of  sticks  laid  crosswise,  and 
  cemented  with  clay  or  mud,  as  in  some  log  houses.  [U.S.] 
 
 
  {Stick  insect},  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  various  species  of 
  wingless  orthopterous  insects  of  the  family  {Phasmid[ae]}, 
  which  have  a  long  round  body,  resembling  a  stick  in  form 
  and  color,  and  long  legs,  which  are  often  held  rigidly  in 
  such  positions  as  to  make  them  resemble  small  twigs.  They 
  thus  imitate  the  branches  and  twigs  of  the  trees  on  which 
  they  live.  The  common  American  species  is  {Diapheromera 
  femorata}.  Some  of  the  Asiatic  species  are  more  than  a 
  foot  long. 
 
  {To  cut  one's  stick},  or  {To  cut  stick},  to  run  away  [Slang] 
  --De  Quincey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stick  \Stick\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  adhere;  as  glue  sticks  to  the  fingers;  paste  sticks  to 
  the  wall. 
 
  The  green  caterpillar  breedeth  in  the  inward  parts 
  of  roses  not  blown,  where  the  dew  sticketh  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  remain  where  placed;  to  be  fixed;  to  hold  fast  to  any 
  position  so  as  to  be  moved  with  difficulty;  to  cling;  to 
  abide;  to  cleave;  to  be  united  closely. 
 
  A  friend  that  sticketh  closer  than  a  brother. 
  --Prov.  xviii. 
  24. 
 
  I  am  a  kind  of  bur;  I  shall  stick.  --Shak. 
 
  If  on  your  fame  our  sex  a  bolt  has  thrown,  'T  will 
  ever  stick  through  malice  of  your  own  --Young. 
 
  3.  To  be  prevented  from  going  farther;  to  stop  by  reason  of 
  some  obstacle;  to  be  stayed. 
 
  I  had  most  need  of  blessing,  and  ``Amen''  Stuck  in 
  my  throat.  --Shak. 
 
  The  trembling  weapon  passed  Through  nine  bull  hides, 
  .  .  .  and  stuck  within  the  last  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  be  embarrassed  or  puzzled;  to  hesitate;  to  be  deterred, 
  as  by  scruples;  to  scruple;  --  often  with  at 
 
  They  will  stick  long  at  part  of  a  demonstration  for 
  want  of  perceiving  the  connection  of  two  ideas. 
  --Locke. 
 
  Some  stick  not  to  say  that  the  parson  and  attorney 
  forged  a  will  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  5.  To  cause  difficulties,  scruples,  or  hesitation. 
 
  This  is  the  difficulty  that  sticks  with  the  most 
  reasonable.  --Swift. 
 
  {To  stick  by}. 
  a  To  adhere  closely  to  to  be  firm  in  supporting.  ``We 
  are  your  only  friends;  stick  by  us  and  we  will  stick 
  by  you.''  --Davenant. 
  b  To  be  troublesome  by  adhering.  ``I  am  satisfied  to 
  trifle  away  my  time,  rather  than  let  it  stick  by  me.'' 
  --Pope. 
 
  {To  stick  out}. 
  a  To  project;  to  be  prominent.  ``His  bones  that  were  not 
  seen  stick  out.''  --Job  xxxiii  21. 
  b  To  persevere  in  a  purpose;  to  hold  out  as  the 
  garrison  stuck  out  until  relieved.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stick 
  n  1:  a  length  of  wood;  "he  collected  dry  sticks  for  a  campfire"; 
  "the  kid  had  a  candied  apple  on  a  stick" 
  2:  a  small  thin  branch  of  a  tree 
  3:  a  lever  used  by  a  pilot  to  control  the  ailerons  and 
  elevators  of  an  airplane  [syn:  {control  stick},  {joystick}] 
  4:  informal  terms  of  the  leg;  "fever  left  him  weak  on  his 
  sticks"  [syn:  {pin},  {peg}] 
  5:  a  policeman's  club  [syn:  {truncheon},  {nightstick},  {billy}, 
  {billystick}] 
  6:  marijuana  leaves  rolled  into  a  cigarette  for  smoking  [syn:  {joint}, 
  {marijuana  cigarette},  {reefer}] 
  7:  threat  of  a  penalty:  "the  policy  so  far  is  all  stick  and  no 
  carrot" 
  v  1:  fix,  force,  or  implant;  "lodge  a  bullet  in  the  table"  [syn: 
  {lodge},  {wedge},  {deposit}]  [ant:  {dislodge}] 
  2:  stay  put  (in  a  certain  place);  "We  are  staying  in  Detroit; 
  we  are  not  moving  to  Cincinnati";  "Stay  put  in  the  corner 
  here!"  [syn:  {stay},  {stick  around},  {stay  put}]  [ant:  {move}] 
  3:  cause  to  protrude:  stick  one's  hand  out  of  the  window"; 
  "stick  one's  nose  into  other  people's  business"  [syn:  {put 
  forward}] 
  4:  stick  to  firmly;  "Will  this  wallpaper  adhere  to  the  wall?" 
  [syn:  {adhere},  {hold  fast},  {bond},  {bind},  {stick  to}] 
  5:  pierce  with  a  thrust 
  6:  pierce  with  something  pointed 
  7:  come  or  be  in  close  contact  with  "The  dress  clings  to  her 
  body";  "The  shirt  stuck  to  the  athlete's  sweaty  chest" 
  [syn:  {cling},  {adhere},  {cohere}] 
  8:  saddle  with  something  disagreeable  or  disadvantageous;  "They 
  stuck  me  with  the  dinner  bill";  "I  was  stung  with  a  huge 
  tax  bill"  [syn:  {sting}] 




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