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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [stik]
    • /stɪk/
    • /stɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [stik]
    • /stɪk/

Definitions of stick word

  • noun stick a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab. 1
  • noun stick a stoppage or standstill. 1
  • noun stick something causing delay or difficulty. 1
  • noun stick the quality of adhering or of causing things to adhere. 1
  • noun stick something causing adhesion. 1
  • verb with object stick to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one's finger with a needle. 1

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Origin of stick

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English stikke, Old English sticca; akin to Old High German stehho, Old Norse stik stick; akin to stick2

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Parts of speech for Stick


stick popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

stick usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for stick

noun stick

  • alpenstock — an early form of ice axe, consisting of a stout stick with an iron tip and sometimes having a pick and adze at the head, formerly used by mountain climbers
  • bastinado — punishment or torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with a stick
  • beanpole — If you call someone a beanpole, you are criticizing them because you think that they are extremely tall and thin.
  • beanstalk — the stem of a bean plant
  • billies — a male given name, form of William.

verb stick

  • attach — If you attach something to an object, you join it or fasten it to the object.
  • avail oneself of — to make use of to one's advantage
  • baffle — If something baffles you, you cannot understand it or explain it.
  • bear the brunt — (Idiomatic) To endure the worst part of something.
  • beetle — A beetle is an insect with a hard covering to its body.

adj stick

  • featherweight — a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a bantamweight and a lightweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 126 pounds (57 kg).
  • lank — (of plants) unduly long and slender: lank grass; lank, leafless trees.

adjective stick

  • fleshless — Without flesh, lacking flesh.
  • lean — to incline or bend from a vertical position: She leaned out the window.
  • weedy — full of or abounding in weeds.

Antonyms for stick

verb stick

  • loose — free or released from fastening or attachment: a loose end.

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