(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (informal) Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.

- A non-stick pan. A stick plaster.

- A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum.


1. an implement consisting of a length of wood

- he collected dry sticks for a campfire

- the kid had a candied apple on a stick

Definition categories: man–made, implement

2. a small thin branch of a tree

Definition categories: plant, limb

3. a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

Similar word(s): joystick

Definition categories: man–made, lever

4. a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine

Definition categories: food, margarin, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine, butter

5. informal terms for the leg

- fever left him weak on his sticks

Similar word(s): peg, pin

Definition categories: body, leg

6. a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball

Definition categories: man–made

7. a long thin implement resembling a length of wood

- cinnamon sticks

- a stick of dynamite

Definition categories: man–made, implement

8. marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Similar word(s): joint, reefer, spliff

Definition categories: man–made, butt, cigaret, cigarette

9. threat of a penalty

- the policy so far is all stick and no carrot

Definition categories: act, penalization, penalty, punishment

Sentences with stick as a noun:

- The beaver's dam was made out of sticks.

- I found several good sticks in the brush heap.

- I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed.

- I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful.

- As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks.

- We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture.

- Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick.

- The recipe calls for half a stick of butter.

- Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick! a stick of gum

- Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick.

- (US) My parents bought us each a stick of cotton candy.

- I grew up driving stick, but many people my age didn't.

- His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole.

- His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club.

- He shoots a mean stick of pool.

- He really gave that digging some stick. = he threw himself into the task of diggingShe really gave that bully some stick. = she berated him (this sense melts into the previous sense, "punishment")Give it some stick!


1. put, fix, force, or implant

- stick your thumb in the crack

Similar word(s): deposit, lodge, wedge

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. stay put (in a certain place)

- Stick around and you will learn something!

Similar word(s): stay

Definition categories: motion

3. stick to firmly

Similar word(s): adhere, bind, bond

Definition categories: contact, attach

4. be or become fixed

- The door sticks--we will have to plane it

Definition categories: stative, be

5. endure

Definition categories: stative, persist, remain, stay

6. be a devoted follower or supporter

- She sticks to her principles

Similar word(s): adhere

Definition categories: stative, adopt, espouse, follow

7. be loyal to

Similar word(s): adhere

Definition categories: stative, be

8. cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

- stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it

Definition categories: creation, adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

9. fasten with an adhesive material like glue

- stick the poster onto the wall

Definition categories: contact, fasten

10. fasten with or as with pins or nails

- stick the photo onto the corkboard

Definition categories: contact, fasten

11. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

- stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress

Definition categories: contact, fasten

12. pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust

13. pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

Definition categories: contact, pierce, thrust

14. come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

Similar word(s): adhere, cleave, cling, cohere

Definition categories: contact, adjoin, meet, touch

15. saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

Similar word(s): sting

Definition categories: communication, force, thrust

16. be a mystery or bewildering to

Similar word(s): amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex

Definition categories: cognition, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

Sentences with stick as a verb:

- The tape will not stick if it melts.

- The lever sticks if you push it too far up.

- Just stick to your strategy, and you will win.

- Stick the label on the jar.

- Stick your bag over there and come with me.

- The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it.

- to stick a needle into one's finger

- to stick an apple on a fork

- Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount.

- Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly.

- to stick type

- to stick somebody with a hard problem