- a thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut from a tree.；a long piece of wood used for support in walking or as a weapon with which to hit someone or something.
noun: stick, plural noun: sticks
- 1. a thin piece of wood that has fallen or been cut from a tree. 同義詞
- ▪ a long piece of wood used for support in walking or as a weapon with which to hit someone or something. 同義詞
- ▪ (in hockey, polo, and other games) a long implement, typically made of wood, with a head or blade of varying form that is used to hit or direct the ball or puck.
- ▪ (in field hockey) the foul play of raising the stick above the shoulder.
- ▪ a short piece of wood used to impale food Popsicle sticks
- ▪ informal goalposts.
- ▪ archaic a mast or spar.
- ▪ a piece of basic furniture every stick of furniture just vanished
- 2. a long, thin piece of something a stick of dynamite cinnamon sticks
- ▪ (in extended and metaphorical use) a very thin person or limb the girl was a stick her arms were like sticks
- ▪ a conductor's baton.
- ▪ a gear or control lever.
- ▪ US a quarter-pound rectangular block of butter or margarine.
- ▪ a number of bombs or paratroopers dropped rapidly from an aircraft the sticks of bombs rained down
- ▪ a small group of soldiers assigned to a particular duty a stick of heavily armed guards
- ▪ informal a marijuana cigarette.
- 3. a threat of punishment or unwelcome measures (often contrasted with the offer of reward as a means of persuasion) training that relies more on the carrot than on the stick
- ▪ British informal severe criticism or treatment I took a lot of stick from the press 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. informal, derogatory rural areas far from cities a small, dusty town out in the sticks
- 5. informal, dated a person of a specified kind Janet's not such a bad old stick sometimes