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The synonyms of “Stick” are: joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, control stick, joystick, peg, pin, piece of wood, twig, small branch, cane, pole, beanpole, post, stake, upright, rod, walking stick, staff, club, cudgel, bludgeon, shillelagh, criticism, flak, censure, reproach, reproof, condemnation, castigation, chastisement, blame, abuse, the country, the countryside, the provinces, the back of beyond, the wilds, the hinterland, a backwater, adhere, bind, bond, hold fast, stick to, stay, stay put, stick around, deposit, lodge, wedge, amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stupefy, vex, stand by, stick by, sting, cleave, cling, cohere
Stick as a Noun
Definitions of "Stick" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “stick” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A mast or spar.
- A threat of punishment or unwelcome measures (often contrasted with the offer of reward as a means of persuasion.
- A piece of basic furniture.
- A thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut off a tree.
- A conductor's baton.
- Rural areas far from cities or civilization.
- A short, thin piece of wood used to impale food.
- A long, thin piece of something.
- A small group of soldiers assigned to a particular duty.
- (of a figure) drawn with short, thin, straight lines.
- Threat of a penalty.
- A small thin branch of a tree.
- Used to refer to a very thin person or limb.
- An implement consisting of a length of wood.
- Goalposts or cricket stumps.
- A gear or control lever.
- Informal terms for the leg.
- A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane.
- A quarter-pound pack of butter or margarine.
- (in field hockey) the foul play of raising the stick above the shoulder.
- Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking.
- A rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine.
- (in hockey, polo, and other games) a long, thin implement, typically made of wood, with a curved head or angled blade that is used to hit or direct the ball or puck.
- A number of bombs or paratroopers dropped rapidly from an aircraft.
- A person of a specified kind.
- A large quantity of unsold stock, especially the proportion of shares which must be taken up by underwriters after an unsuccessful issue.
- A long, thin piece of wood used for support in walking or as a weapon.
- Severe criticism or treatment.
- A long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball.
- A long thin implement resembling a length of wood.
Synonyms of "Stick" as a noun (41 Words)
|a backwater||A body of water that was created by a flood or tide or by being held or forced back by a dam.|
|abuse||A rude expression intended to offend or hurt.|
A black eye and other signs of physical abuse.
|beanpole||A stick for supporting bean plants.|
|blame||A reproach for some lapse or misdeed.|
The police laid the blame on the driver.
|bludgeon||A thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon.|
Maces and spiked bludgeons.
|cane||Any plant that produces canes.|
A cane coffee table.
|castigation||A severe scolding.|
|censure||Harsh criticism or disapproval.|
Two MPs were singled out for censure.
|chastisement||A rebuke for making a mistake.|
|club||The premises used by a particular club.|
He led a small club.
|condemnation||The condition of being strongly disapproved of.|
His uncompromising condemnation of racism.
|control stick||A mechanism that controls the operation of a machine.|
|criticism||A serious examination and judgment of something.|
Alternative methods of criticism supported by well developed literary theories.
|cudgel||A short, thick stick used as a weapon.|
|flak||A slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer.|
He has been getting flak from certain quarters lately for pointing this out.
|joint||A section of a plant stem between two joints an internode.|
A burger joint.
|joystick||A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane.|
|marijuana cigarette||Finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking.|
|peg||A place marked by a peg and allotted to a competitor to fish or shoot from.|
She put her mac on a peg in the hall.
|piece of wood||An instance of some kind.|
|pin||A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer s garment.|
She was very nimble on her pins.
|pole||A long slender flexible rod of wood or fibreglass used by a competitor in pole vaulting.|
They are at opposite poles.
It came by the first post.
|reproach||In the Roman Catholic Church a set of antiphons and responses for Good Friday representing the reproaches of Christ to his people.|
He brought reproach upon his family.
|reproof||An expression of blame or disapproval.|
She welcomed him with a mild reproof for leaving her alone.
|rod||A square rod of land.|
A curtain rod.
|shillelagh||A cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn.|
|small branch||The slender part of the back.|
|spliff||A cannabis cigarette.|
Good spliff demands good food.
|staff||A token in the form of a rod given to a train driver as authority to proceed over a single-track line.|
A shepherd s staff.
|stake||A pole or stake set up to mark something as the start or end of a race track.|
A stake in the company s future.
|the back of beyond||The position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage.|
|the country||An area outside of cities and towns.|
|the countryside||Rural regions.|
|the hinterland||A remote and undeveloped area.|
|the provinces||The territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation.|
|the wilds||A wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition.|
|twig||A slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub.|
Cutaneous nerve twigs.
|upright||An upright piano.|
The stone uprights of the parapet.
|walking stick||The act of traveling by foot.|
Usage Examples of "Stick" as a noun
- Training that relies more on the carrot than on the stick.
- I took a lot of stick from the press.
- The kid had a candied apple on a stick.
- Cinnamon sticks.
- He collected dry sticks for a campfire.
- Every stick of furniture just vanished.
- Her arms were like sticks.
- The policy so far is all stick and no carrot.
- A stick of heavily armed guards.
- He felt hard done by living out in the sticks.
- The sticks of bombs rained down.
- Stick drawings of a man and girl.
- A stick of dynamite.
- Janet's not such a bad old stick sometimes.
- Lolly sticks.
- Fever left him weak on his sticks.
- The girl was a stick.
Stick as a Verb
Definitions of "Stick" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “stick” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
- Fasten with or as with pins or nails.
- Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed.
- Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous.
- Fasten with an adhesive material like glue.
- Be or become fixed.
- Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface.
- Stay put (in a certain place.
- Be a mystery or bewildering to.
- Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something.
- Stick to firmly.
- Put, fix, force, or implant.
- Be loyal to.
- Be a devoted follower or supporter.
- Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument.
Synonyms of "Stick" as a verb (32 Words)
|adhere||Be compatible or in accordance with.|
Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall.
|amaze||Surprise (someone) greatly; fill with astonishment.|
She amazed doctors by fighting back when her deteriorating condition caused her to suffer heart failure.
|baffle||Restrain or regulate (a fluid, sound, etc.|
To baffle the noise further I pad the gunwales.
|beat||Indicate by beating as with the fingers or drumsticks.|
He beat his own world record.
|bewilder||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
She was bewildered by his sudden change of mood.
|bind||Bind by an obligation cause to be indebted.|
Eating foods that are low in fibre can bind you up.
|bond||Join or be joined by a chemical bond.|
Assets may have to be sold or bonded to provide cash for the payment of this tax.
|cleave||Make a way through (something) forcefully, as if by splitting it apart.|
The egg cleaves to form a mulberry shaped cluster of cells.
|cling||Remain very close to.|
The dress clings to her body.
|cohere||Cause to form a united, orderly, and aesthetically consistent whole.|
Religion can cohere social groups.
|deposit||Place (something) somewhere for safekeeping.|
The female deposits a line of eggs.
|dumbfound||Greatly astonish or amaze.|
I was dumbfounded by the low prices there.
|flummox||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
I was completely flummoxed by the whole thing.
|get||Take vengeance on or get even.|
It must be getting more serious.
|gravel||Cover with gravel.|
They gravelled the road.
|hold fast||Cover as for protection against noise or smell.|
|lodge||Be a lodger stay temporarily.|
The man who lodged in the room next door.
|mystify||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
Mystify the story.
|nonplus||Be a mystery or bewildering to.|
Diane was nonplussed by such an odd question.
|perplex||Make (someone) feel completely baffled.|
She was perplexed by her husband s moodiness.
|pose||Assume a posture as for artistic purposes.|
He posed her on the sofa.
|puzzle||Be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide.|
We puzzled over her sudden departure.
|stand by||Hold one’s ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright.|
You stay here and I ll be back soon.
|stay put||Stay put in a certain place.|
|stick around||Be a devoted follower or supporter.|
|stick by||Fasten with or as with pins or nails.|
|stick to||Stick to firmly.|
|sting||Cause an emotional pain as if by stinging.|
A nettle stings if you brush it lightly.
|stupefy||Make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation.|
The offence of administering drugs to a woman with intent to stupefy her.
|vex||Make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.|
A vexing problem.
|wedge||Fix in position using a wedge.|
The door was wedged open.
Usage Examples of "Stick" as a verb
- Stick your thumb in the crack.
- Stick the poster onto the wall.
- She sticks to her principles.
- The door sticks–we will have to plane it.
- Stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress.
- Stick the photo onto the corkboard.
- Stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it.
Associations of "Stick" (30 Words)
|adhere||Be loyal to.|
You must adhere to the rules.
|branch||A part of a forked or branching shape.|
The Germanic branch of Indo European languages.
|drill||Make a hole in something by boring with a drill.|
A sergeant was drilling new recruits.
|impale||Display (a coat of arms) side by side with another on the same shield, separated by a vertical line.|
The impaled arms of her husband and her father.
|knife||Cut or move cleanly through something with a knife like action.|
He was knifed to death during the argument.
|nudge||Touch or push (something) gently or gradually.|
She appreciated the nudge to her memory.
|pang||A sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.|
The snack bar will keep those hunger pangs at bay.
A perforated eardrum.
|pierce||Make a hole into.|
A shrill voice pierced the air.
Richards pinned him down until the police arrived.
|poke||Poke or thrust abruptly.|
She gave the fire a poke.
|prickle||A short pointed outgrowth on the bark or epidermis of a plant; a small thorn.|
The sound made her skin prickle with horror.
|prickly||(of a person) ready to take offence.|
Masses of prickly brambles.
|pushing||The act of applying force in order to move something away.|
The pushing is good exercise.
|shove||Push (someone or something) roughly.|
She gave him a hefty shove and he nearly fell.
|spike||Render a gun useless by plugging up the vent with a spike.|
The seismograph showed a sharp spike in response to the temblor.
|spiny||Having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.|
A spiny problem.
|stab||A wound made by stabbing.|
He stabbed her in the stomach.
|stake||Mark with a stake.|
The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.
|sticker||A determined or persistent person.|
Warning stickers on the glass.
|sting||A wound from a sting.|
A nettle stings if you brush it lightly.
|thatch||Cover with thatch.|
A young man with a thatch of untidy blond hair.
|thorn||A thorny bush shrub or tree especially a hawthorn.|
The issue has become a thorn in renewing the peace talks.
|twig||Branch out in a twiglike manner.|
The lightning bolt twigged in several directions.
|twinge||Squeeze tightly between the fingers.|
He felt a twinge in his knee.
|wattle||Any of various Australasian trees yielding slender poles suitable for wattle.|
|wedge||Fix in position using a wedge.|
The wedge of horsemen crashed forward.