Webster 1913 Edition
sticca; akin to
sticianto stab, prick, pierce, G.
steckena stick, staff, OHG.
stika stick. See
A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any stem or branch of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber.
Against a winter’s day.
sticksto gather, which might serve
Against a winter’s day.
Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff;
stickof a rocket; a walking
Anything shaped like a stick;
A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid;
as, an odd.
stick; a poor
A composing stick. See under
Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.
A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.
A stick of eels,
a chimney made of sticks laid crosswise, and cemented with clay or mud, as in some log houses.
any one of various species of wingless orthopterous insects of the family–
Phasmidae, which have a long round body, resembling a stick in form and color, and long legs, which are often held rigidly in such positions as to make them resemble small twigs. They thus imitate the branches and twigs of the trees on which they live. The common American species is
Diapheromera femorata. Some of the Asiatic species are more than a foot long.
To cut one's stick, or
To cut stick
to run away.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
stikien, v.t. & i., combined with
steken, whence E.
stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed)
stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries.
stechen, and to Gr. [GREEK] to prick, Skr.
tijto be sharp. Cf.
Stylefor or in writing.]
To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing;
stickedhim with bodkins anon.
It was a shame . . . to
stickhim under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray.
Sir W. Scott.
To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce;
sticka needle into one's finger
stickesta dagger in me.
To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing;
sticka pin on the sleeve
My shroud of white,
stuckall with yew.
The points of spears are
stuckwithin the shield.
To set; to fix in;
To set with something pointed;
To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale;
stickan apple on a fork
To attach by causing to adhere to the surface;
stickon a plaster; to
sticka stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner
To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick;
To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.
To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle;
stickone with a hard problem
To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.
To stick out,
to cause to project or protrude; to render prominent.
sticksto the fingers; paste
sticksto the wall
The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew
To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
A friend that
stickethcloser than a brother.
Prov. xviii. 24.
I am a kind of bur; I shall
If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown,
'T will ever
'T will ever
stickthrough malice of your own.
To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.
I had most need of blessing, and “Amen”
Stuckin my throat.
The trembling weapon passed
Through nine bull hides, . . . and
Through nine bull hides, . . . and
stuckwithin the last.
To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; – often with at.
sticklong at part of a demonstration for want of perceiving the connection of two ideas.
sticknot to say, that the parson and attorney forged a will.
To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
This is the difficulty that
stickswith the most reasonable.
To stick by.
To adhere closely to; to be firm in supporting. “We are your only friends; stick by us, and we will stick by you.”
To be troublesome by adhering.“I am satisfied to trifle away my time, rather than let it stick by me.”
To stick out.
To project; to be prominent.“His bones that were not seen stick out.”
Job xxxiii. 21.
To persevere in a purpose; to hold out; as, the garrison stuck out until relieved.
To stick to,
to be persevering in holding to;“The advantage will be on our side if we stick to its essentials.”
to stick toa party or cause
To stick up,
to stand erect;–
as, his hair.
To stick up for,
to assert and defend;
to stick up forone's rights or for a friend
To stick upon,
to dwell upon; not to forsake.“If the matter be knotty, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and stick upon it with labor and thought.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The small shoot or branch of a tree or shrub, cut off; a rod; also, a staff; as, to strike one with a stick.
2.Any stem of a tree, of any size, cut for fuel or timber. It is applied in America to any long and slender piece of timber, round or square, from the smallest size to the largest, used in the frames of buildings; as a stick of timber for a post, a beam or a rafter.
3.Many instruments, long and slender, are called sticks; as the composing stick of printers.
4.A thrust with a pointed instrument that penetrates a body; a stab.
Stick of eels, the number of twenty five eels. A bind contains ten sticks.
1.To pierce; to stab; to cause to enter, as a pointed instrument; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast in slaughter. [A common use of the word.]
2.To thrust in; to fasten or cause to remain by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve.
3.To fasten; to attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a patch or plaster; to stick on a thing with paste or glue.
4.To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.
5.To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.
6.To fix on a pointed instrument; as, to stick an apple on a fork.
1.To adhere; to hold to by cleaving to the surface, as by tenacity or attraction; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall, and causes paper to stick.
I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick to thy scales. Ezekiel 29.
2.To be united; to be inseparable; to cling fast to, as something reproachful.
If on your fame our sex a blot has thrown, twill ever stick, through malice of your own.
3.To rest with the memory; to abide.
4.To stop; to be impeded by adhesion or obstruction; as, the carriage sticks in the mire.
5.To stop; to be arrested in a course.
My faltering tongue sticks at the sound.
6.To stop; to hesitate. He sticks at no difficulty; he sticks at the commission of no crime; he sticks at nothing.
7.To adhere; to remain; to resist efforts to remove.
I had most need of blessing, and amen stuck in my throat.
8.To cause difficulties or scruples; to cause to hesitate.
This is the difficulty that sticks with the most reasonable--
9.To be stopped or hindered from proceeding; as, a bill passed the senate, but stuck in the house of representatives.
They never doubted the commons; but heard all stuck in the lords house.
10.To be embarrassed or puzzled.
They will stick long at part of a demonstration, for want of perceiving the connection between two ideals.
11.To adhere closely in friendship and affection.
There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Proverbs 18.
To stick to, to adhere closely; to be constant; to be firm; to be persevering; as, to stick to a party or cause.
The advantage will be on our side, if we stick to its essentials.
To stick by,
1.To adhere closely; to be constant; to be firm in supporting.
We are your only friends; stick by us, and we will stick by you.
2.To be troublesome by adhering.
I am satisfied to trifle away my time, rather than let it stick by me.
To stick upon, to dwell upon; not to forsake.
If the matter be knotty, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and stick upon it with labor and thought. [Not elegant.]
To stick out, to project; to be prominent.
His bones that were not seen, stick out. Job 33.