- a group of bombs so arranged as to be released in a row across a target.
- the bomb load.
verb (used with object), sticked, stick·ing.
Origin of stick1
Related formsstick·less, adjectivestick·like, adjective
Definition for sticks (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), stuck, stick·ing.
verb (used without object), stuck, stick·ing.
Origin of stick2
SYNONYMS FOR stick
Related formsstick·a·ble, adjectivestick·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·stick·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for sticks
They played together, made spears from sticks and sharp rocks, chased chickens together.
Sticks and stones may break my bones / but chains and whips excite me.
In the comic books, he sticks around at least until the group reaches the Alexandria Safe-Zone.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Saint Louis City police also spent $325,000 upgrading helmets, sticks and other civil disobedience equipment.
He sticks only to specifics—the dates of operations, the number of people killed on both sides, even the number of bullets fired.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was told that the bones were not replaced but that sticks were inserted to maintain the fingers in proper shape.
This was no little tragedy: the two sticks of condensed and concentrated protein might have kept Ben alive for a few days more.The Sky Line of Spruce|Edison Marshall
We soon collected a whole load of sticks, and in a few minutes there we had a fire blazing away.In the Eastern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston
The small planter does the curing upon mats of sticks, boards, palm or banana leaves raised somewhat above the ground.
Back of the dog the sticks were held in place by two cross pieces of wood carefully tied a little way apart.Two Indian Children of Long Ago|Frances Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for sticks (1 of 2)
- any long thin piece of wood
- such a piece of wood having a characteristic shape for a special purposea walking stick; a hockey stick
- a baton, wand, staff, or rod
- a group of bombs arranged to fall at intervals across a target
- a number of paratroops jumping in sequence
- verbal abuse, criticismI got some stick for that blunder
- physical power, force (esp in the phrase give it some stick)
verb sticks, sticking or sticked
Word Origin for stick
British Dictionary definitions for sticks (2 of 2)
verb sticks, sticking or stuck
Word Origin for stick
Idioms and Phrases with sticks
In addition to the idioms beginning with stick
- stick around
- stick at
- stick by
- stick in one's craw
- stick it
- stick it to someone
- stick one's neck out
- stick out
- stick to
- stick together
- stick to one's guns
- stick to one's last
- stick to the ribs
- stick up
- stick up for
- stick with
- sticky fingers
- carrot and stick
- get on the stick
- make stick
- more than one can shake a stick at
- short end of the stick
- stand (stick) up for
- wrong end of the stick
Also see understuck.