Definition of Stick


  • threat of a penalty
    "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
  • marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
    - marijuana cigarette
  • a long thin implement resembling a length of wood
    "cinnamon sticks"
    "a stick of dynamite"
  • a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
  • informal terms for the leg
    "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  • a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
  • a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
    - control stick
  • a small thin branch of a tree
  • an implement consisting of a length of wood
    "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"
    "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"


  • be a mystery or bewildering to
    "This beats me!"
    "Got me--I don't know the answer!"
    "a vexing problem"
    "This question really stuck me"
  • saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous
    "They stuck me with the dinner bill"
    "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
  • come or be in close contact with
    stick or hold together and resist separation
    "The dress clings to her body"
    "The label stuck to the box"
    "The sushi rice grains cohere"
  • pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed
    "He stuck the needle into his finger"
  • pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument
    "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
  • fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something
    "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
  • fasten with or as with pins or nails
    "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
  • fasten with an adhesive material like glue
    "stick the poster onto the wall"
  • cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface
    "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
  • be loyal to
    "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"
    "The friends stuck together through the war"
    - stand by - stick by
  • be a devoted follower or supporter
    "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"
    "She sticks to her principles"
  • endure
    "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
  • be or become fixed
    "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
  • stick to firmly
    "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
    - hold fast - stick to
  • stay put (in a certain place)
    "We are staying in Detroit
    we are not moving to Cincinnati"
    "Stay put in the corner here!"
    "Stick around and you will learn something!"
    - stick around - stay put
  • put, fix, force, or implant
    "lodge a bullet in the table"
    "stick your thumb in the crack"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

Word games points for the Stick

  • Scrabble® score of the stick (11)
  • Word Chums® score of the stick (15)
  • Words With Friends® score of the stick (12)

Unscramble stick

33 unscramble word found using the letters stick.

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