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English noun: stick

1. stick (artifact) an implement consisting of a length of wood

SamplesHe collected dry sticks for a campfire.
The kid had a candied apple on a stick.

Broader (hypernym)implement

Narrower (hyponym)backsword, bow, club, divining rod, dowser, dowsing rod, drumstick, fencing stick, linstock, mahlstick, matchstick, maulstick, singlestick, spindle, staff, stob, swizzle stick, walking stick, water finder, waterfinder

2. stick (plant) a small thin branch of a tree

Broader (hypernym)limb, tree branch

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

Synonymscontrol stick, joystick

Broader (hypernym)lever

4. stick (food) a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine

Broader (hypernym)butter, margarin, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine

5. stick (body) informal terms for the leg

SamplesFever left him weak on his sticks.

Synonymspeg, pin

Broader (hypernym)leg

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

Broader (hypernym)sports equipment

Narrower (hyponym)hockey stick, polo mallet, polo stick

Domain categoryfield hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey game, ice hockey, polo

7. stick (artifact) a long thin implement resembling a length of wood

SamplesCinnamon sticks.
A stick of dynamite.

Broader (hypernym)implement

8. stick (artifact) marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Synonymsjoint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff

Broader (hypernym)butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, fag

Substance holonymcannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana

9. stick (act) threat of a penalty

SamplesThe policy so far is all stick and no carrot.

Broader (hypernym)penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment

English verb: stick

1. stick (contact) put, fix, force, or implant

SamplesLodge a bullet in the table.
Stick your thumb in the crack.

ExamplesThey stick the books into the box

Synonymsdeposit, lodge, wedge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

Narrower (hyponym)redeposit

Antonymsdislodge, free

2. stick (motion) stay put (in a certain place)

SamplesWe are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati.
Stay put in the corner here!.
Stick around and you will learn something!.

Synonymsstay, stay put, stick around

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)stay in place


3. stick (contact) stick to firmly

SamplesWill this wallpaper adhere to the wall?.

Synonymsadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick to

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)attach

Narrower (hyponym)bind

Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick

4. stick (stative) be or become fixed

SamplesThe door sticks--we will have to plane it.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

5. stick (stative) endure

SamplesThe label stuck to her for the rest of her life.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)persist, remain, stay

6. stick (stative) be a devoted follower or supporter

SamplesThe residents of this village adhered to Catholicism.
She sticks to her principles.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)adopt, espouse, follow

7. stick (stative) be loyal to

SamplesShe stood by her husband in times of trouble.
The friends stuck together through the war.

Synonymsadhere, stand by, stick by

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)be

8. stick (creation) cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface

SamplesStick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

9. stick (contact) fasten with an adhesive material like glue

SamplesStick the poster onto the wall.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten

Verb groupadhere, cleave, cling, cohere, stick, stick, stick

10. stick (contact) fasten with or as with pins or nails

SamplesStick the photo onto the corkboard.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten

Verb groupstick

11. stick (contact) fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something

SamplesStick the corner of the sheet under the mattress.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten

Verb groupstick

12. stick (contact) pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument

SamplesHe stuck the cloth with the needle.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

Verb groupstick

13. stick (contact) pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed

SamplesHe stuck the needle into his finger.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)pierce, thrust

Verb groupstick

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

SamplesThe dress clings to her body.
The label stuck to the box.
The sushi rice grains cohere.

Synonymsadhere, cleave, cling, cohere

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)agglutinate, conglutinate, mold


Verb groupadhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick, stick, stick to

15. stick (communication) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous

SamplesThey stuck me with the dinner bill.
I was stung with a huge tax bill.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)force, thrust

16. stick (cognition) be a mystery or bewildering to

SamplesThis beats me!.
Got me--I don't know the answer!.
A vexing problem.
This question really stuck me.

Synonymsamaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

Narrower (hyponym)elude, escape, mix up, riddle, stump

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