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sticking


  3  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]: 
 
  Sticking  \Stick"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Stick},  v. 
 
  {Sticking  piece},  a  piece  of  beef  cut  from  the  neck.  [Eng.] 
 
 
  {Sticking  place},  the  place  where  a  thing  sticks,  or  remains 
  fast  sticking  point. 
 
  But  screw  your  courage  to  the  sticking  place  And 
  we'll  not  fail  --Shak. 
 
  {Sticking  plaster},  an  adhesive  plaster  for  closing  wounds, 
  and  for  similar  uses. 
 
  {Sticking  point}.  Same  as  {Sticking  place},  above. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sticking 
  adj  :  extending  out  above  or  beyond  a  surface  or  boundary;  "the 
  jutting  limb  of  a  tree";  "massive  projected 
  buttresses";  "his  protruding  ribs";  "a  pile  of  boards 
  sticking  over  the  end  of  his  truck"  [syn:  {jutting},  {projected}, 
  {projecting},  {protruding},  {sticking(p)},  {sticking 
  out(p)}] 




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