To pierce or puncture with a pointed instrument, as a dagger, sword, or pin; pierce; stab.To push, thrust, or drive the point or end of, as into something which one seeks to pierce, or into a socket or other receptacle; place and fix by thrusting into something.To thrust; cause to penetrate or enter in any way; loosely, to thrust or put (something) where it will remain, without any idea of penetration.To insert in something punctured: as, to stick card-teeth; hence, to set with something pointed or with what is stuck in: as, to stick a cushion full of pins.To thrust or fix upon something pointed: as, to stick a potato on a fork.In carpentry, to run or strike (a molding) with a molding-plane.To close; shut; shut up. See steek.To be fastened or fixed by or as by piercing or by insertion; remain where thrust in: as, the arrow sticks in the target.To be thrust; extend or protrude in any direction.n. A thrust with a pointed instrument which pierces, or is intended to pierce.To pierce; stab. See stick.To fasten or attach by causing to adhere: as, to stick a postage-stamp on a letter.To cause to come to a stand; puzzle; pose.To impose upon; cheat; chouse.To beat, as at a game of cards: with for before the penalty or stake: as, to stick one for the drinks at poker.To cleave as by attraction or adhesion; adhere closely or tenaciously.To remain where placed; hold fast; adhere; cling; abide.To hold or cling in friendship and affection.To be hindered from proceeding or advancing; be restrained from moving onward or from acting; be arrested in a course, career, or progress; be checked or arrested; stop.To be embarrassed or puzzled; be brought to a standstill, as by being unable to interpret or remember the words one is attempting to read or recite.To scruple; hesitate,: with at.To remain with; abide in the memory or possession of: as, ill-gotten gains never stick by a man.n. An adhesion, as by attraction or viscosity.n. Hesitation; demur; a stop; a standstill.n. A strike among workmen.n. A piece of wood, generally rather long and slender; a branch of a tree or shrub cut or broken off: also, a piece of wood chopped or cut for burning or other use: often used figuratively.n. A cudgel; a rod; a wand; especially, a walking-stick or cane.n. Anything in the form of a stick, or somewhat long and slender: as, a stick of candy; a stick of sealing-wax; one of the sticks of a fan, whether of wood, metal, or other material.n. Specifically— The wand or baton with which a musical conductor directs a chorus or orchestra.n. The wooden rod or back of a bow for playing on a musical instrument of the viol class.n. The wooden rod or wand, with a rounded or padded head, with which a drum or similar musical instrument is beaten and sounded; a drumstick.n. In printing: A composing-stick.n. A piece of furniture used to lock up a form in a chase or galley. It is called, according to the place it occupies, head-stick, foot-stick, side-stick, or gutter-stick.n. The rod which is carried by the head of a rocket, and serves to direct its flight.n. A timber-tree.n. Nautical, a mast: as, the gale was enough to blow the sticks out of her.n. That which is strung on a stick; a string: as, a stick of herring.n. The number of twenty-five eels, or the tenth part of a bind, according to the old statute de ponderibus. Also called strike.n. A stick-insect. See stick-bug and walking-stick.n. A person who is stiff and awkward in bearing; hence, a stupid, incapable, or incompetent person.n. Synonyms See staff.To furnish or set with sticks, as for climbing upon: said of peas.In printing, to arrange in a composing-stick; compose: as, to stick type.To cook (cutlets or steaks) by spitting them on long sticks with a piece of bacon at the end. The sticks are stuck in the ground, close to leeward of the fire. See sticker-up, 2.To ‘hold up’; rob.Hence to be importuned by a beggar; be forced to give in charity.To bring (a kangaroo) to bay.To stop (without idea of violence).To pose; puzzle: as, “I was stuck up for an answer.”n. A material of syrupy consistence obtained by cooking mixed city garbage and other refuse material with steam, removing grease and water by expression from the liquid product, skimming off the grease, and evaporating the watery residue. It is mixed with some of the solid matter from the same garbage or with chemicals, and used as a ‘filler’ or subordinate ingredient in fertilizers.n. Rum, brandy, or any other liquor when used as a ‘stiffener’ or flavoring in ‘soft’ drinks: as, tea with a stick in it.