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Another word for stick

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Noun
  1. A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking

      1. A stick that a person uses as for support when walking
      2. Any of numerous slow-moving phasmid insects, chiefly of the family Phasmatidae, having a slender brown or green body that resembles a stick or twig.
      3. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
      1. Any similar slat, bar, rung, stay, etc.
      2. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
      3. A staff or cudgel.
      1. A specific group of workers or employees
      2. A group of military officers assigned to assist a commanding officer in an executive or advisory capacity.
      3. The personnel who carry out a specific enterprise:
      1. A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans.
      2. Sugar cane.
      3. Any plant with such a stem, as sugar cane or sorghum
    See also:

    machine

  2. A relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material

      1. An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
      2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
      3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
      1. A vertical opening passing through the floors of a building, as for an elevator
      2. A long, generally cylindrical bar that rotates and transmits power, as the drive shaft of an engine.
      3. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
      1. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
      2. Any straight, or almost straight, stick, shaft, bar, staff, etc., of wood, metal, or other material
      3. A leveling rod.
      1. A colored area on the surface of a body of water caused by large numbers of phytoplankton, especially cyanobacteria.
      2. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
      3. A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
      1. (Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
      2. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
      3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
    See also:

    thing

Verb
  1. To cause to penetrate with force

      1. To cause to project or extend:
      2. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
      3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
      1. To feel like a knife stabbing
      2. To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
      3. To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
      1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
      2. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
      3. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
      1. To cause to function; operate:
      2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
      3. To publish in a periodical:
      1. To strike or drive against with a heavy impact; butt:
      2. To force into place; press or drive down
      3. To move rapidly
      1. To enter or move headlong through something:
      2. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
      3. To fall rapidly:
      1. To force to go through or penetrate:
      2. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
      3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
      1. To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
      2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
      3. To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
    See also:

    put in

  2. To become or cause to become stuck or lodged

      1. To rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
      2. To be or become embedded:
      3. To come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed
      1. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
      2. To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
      3. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
      1. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
      3. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
    See also:

    move

  3. To hold fast

      1. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
      2. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
      3. To be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be consistent
      1. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
      2. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
      3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
      1. (Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
      2. To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
      3. To adhere; cling (to)
      1. To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
      2. To connect or fasten with or as with a bond; bind
      3. To cohere with a bond.
      1. To stick fast; stay attached
      2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
      3. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
    See also:

    connect

  4. To deposit in a specified place

      1. To put (a part of a device) in position to work
      2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      3. To put in the proper or designated place
      1. To urge or force to an action:
      2. To estimate:
      3. To cause to be in a certain position or place; place; set
      1. To appoint to a post:
      2. To put into a particular condition:
      3. To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
      1. (Nautical) To put oneself into the position indicated.
      2. To cause to be situated in a particular place or condition
      3. To place; put; set
  5. To make incapable of finding something to think, do, or say

  6. To force (another) to accept a burden

  7. To get money or something else from by deceitful trickery

    See also:

    honest

Idioms:

    stick around

  1. To continue to be in a place

  2. stick out

  3. To curve outward past the normal or usual limit

  4. stick out

  5. To be obtrusively conspicuous

  6. stick up

  7. To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly

Another word for stick

Noun
      1. A metal post for the support of a radio aerial or television antenna
      2. (U.S. Navy) A summary session held by the commanding officer to try minor offenses, hear requests, or give commendations
      3. A tall spar or, now often, a hollow metal structure, sometimes in sections, rising vertically from the keel or deck of a vessel and used to support the sails, yards, radar and radio equipment, etc.
      1. A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
      2. Any of the main structural beams attached to the fuselage of an airplane to support the wings
      3. A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
      1. The quarters thus assigned or occupied
      2. A similar, generally smaller, bar made from a nonferrous metal
      3. A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
      1. (Music) A gesture or written device used to signal the entry of one or more instrumentalists or vocalists
      2. (Music) An extract from the music for another part printed, usually in smaller notes, within a performer's part as a signal to enter after a long rest.
      3. A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event in a performance, such as an actor's speech or entrance, a change in lighting, or a sound effect.
      1. (Obs.) A trunk or stem, esp. one with the branches lopped off
      2. Any staff or baton used as a symbol of authority
      3. A staff carried as a symbol of office or authority; a baton.
      1. A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
      2. A club or cudgel
      1. Any of the parallel planks or beams that hold up the planks of a floor or the laths of a ceiling
      2. Any of the wood, steel, or concrete beams set parallel from wall to wall or across or abutting girders to support a floor or ceiling.
      1. The capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
      2. A kind of financial security granting rights of ownership in a corporation, such as a claim to a portion of the assets and earnings of the corporation and the right to vote for the board of directors. Stock is issued and traded in units called shares.
      3. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
      1. One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
      2. A person or device that rules lines on paper, etc.
      3. A thin strip of wood, metal, etc. with a straight edge and markings in whole and fractional units of length, as inches or centimeters, used in drawing straight lines, measuring length, etc.
      1. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
      2. A declaration, order, etc. made by a judge or court in deciding a specific question or point of law
      3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
      1. The hard, close-grained wood of any of these trees, used especially in furniture, interior finishes, and plywood.
      2. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Betula, native to the Northern Hemisphere and having unisexual flowers in catkins, alternate, simple, toothed leaves, and bark that often peels in thin papery layers.
      3. Any of a genus (Betula) of trees and shrubs of the birch family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, closegrained wood: found in northern climates
      1. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world.
      2. (Ceramics) A disk made of plastic, plaster, etc. attached to the top of a potter's wheel and upon which clay is placed for shaping
      3. (Baseball) A rounded, often wooden club, wider and heavier at the hitting end and tapering at the handle, used to strike the ball.
      1. A short club with a thick, heavy, or loaded end
      2. A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end.
      1. (Embryology) Either of the two differentiated regions in the early embryo of many animals; specif., the animal pole containing little yolk and the vegetal pole containing most of the yolk
      2. A long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc., usually rounded
      3. A point in the complex plane at which a given function is not defined.
      1. (Mech.) A short tube or bushing for tightening a joint
      2. A bushing used to secure a pipe joint.
      3. A metal ring or cap put around the end of a cane, tool handle, etc. to prevent splitting or to give added strength
      1. A short heavy stick; a club.
      1. A dressed piece of wood, especially a beam in a structure.
      2. Wood suitable for building houses, ships, etc., whether cut or still in the form of trees
      3. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity:
      1. The lower half of the leg of a cooked fowl
      2. A stick for beating a drum.
      3. The lower part of the leg of a fowl, especially when cooked.
      1. A hollow metal rod, with a knob at one or at each end, twirled in a showy way by a drum major or drum majorette
      2. A hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tip or tips that is wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.
      3. (Music) A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
      1. The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
      2. A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
      3. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly:
      1. Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness:
      2. The slender piece of wood, cardboard, etc. constituting a match
      3. A short, slender piece of wood from which a match is made.
      1. The woody stem of a small fruiting or flowering plant, as the blackberry or rose
      2. The slender, jointed, usually flexible stem of any of certain plants, as bamboo or rattan
      3. A glass cylinder made of smaller, variously colored glass rods that have been fused together, used in glassmaking.
      1. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
      2. A stick that a person uses as for support when walking
      3. Any of numerous slow-moving phasmid insects, chiefly of the family Phasmatidae, having a slender brown or green body that resembles a stick or twig.
      1. A set of verses, or lines, of a song or poem; stanza
      2. A stick or staff
      3. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
      1. A group of assistants to a manager, executive, or other person in authority.
      2. A group of officers serving a military or naval commanding officer in an advisory and administrative capacity without combat duties or command
      3. (Music) The horizontal lines on and between which notes are written or printed: the placement of a note on the staff indicates its pitch
      1. A handheld electronic device, often shaped like a rod, that is used for security purposes to detect metal.
      2. A rod regarded as having magical powers, as one used by a magician or fairy
      3. A rod or staff carried as a symbol of authority; scepter
      1. A staff, scepter, etc., carried as a symbol of office, rank, or power
      2. Power; authority; often, tyrannical rule
      3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
      1. A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
      2. A similar structure supporting a whole animal body, as the peduncle of a goose barnacle
      3. A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that holds up an organ or another body part.
      1. (Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
      2. Main line of descent of a family; ancestry; stock
      3. The main upward-growing axis of a plant, having nodes and bearing leaves, usually extending in a direction opposite to that of the root and above the ground, and serving to support the plant and to transport and store food materials; specif., the main stalk or trunk of a tree, shrub, or other plant, from which leaves, flowers, and fruit develop
      1. Something that resembles a branch of a tree, as in form or function, as:
      2. One of the streams into which a river or large creek may divide, usually near the mouth
      3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
      1. The current style; the fashion.
      2. A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
      3. A small, slender branch or shoot of a tree or shrub
      1. An organized shooting activity, such as a skeet tournament or hunt.
      2. A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio
      3. A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
    See also:

    rod

Verb
  1. To remain fastened

  2. To penetrate with a point

      1. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
      2. To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
      3. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
      1. To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
      2. (Heraldry) To join (two coats of arms) side by side on one shield
      3. To pierce through with, or fix on, something pointed; transfix
      1. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
      2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
      3. To mark or delineate on a surface by means of small punctures:

Synonym Study

  • Cleave implies a very close, firm attachment my tongue cleaved to the roof of my mouth, Ruth cleaved to Naomi
  • Cling implies attachment by embracing, entwining, or grasping with the arms, tendrils, etc. a vine clinging to the trellis
  • Cohere implies such close sticking together of parts as to form a single mass glue made the particles of sawdust cohere
  • Adhere implies firm attachment and, of persons, denotes voluntary allegiance or devotion as to an idea, cause, or leader to adhere to a policy
  • Stick is the simple, general term here, implying attachment by gluing or fastening together, by close association, etc. to stick a stamp on a letter, to stick to a subject