Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuck (Obs. Sticked ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sticking.]
1. To penetrate with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to stab; hence, to kill by piercing; as, to stick a beast.
And sticked him with bodkins anon. --Chaucer.
It was a shame . . . to stick him under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray. --Sir W. Scott.
2. To cause to penetrate; to push, thrust, or drive, so as to pierce; as, to stick a needle into one's finger.
Thou stickest a dagger in me. --Shak.
3. To fasten, attach, or cause to remain, by thrusting in; hence, also, to adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing; as, to stick a pin on the sleeve.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew. --Shak.
The points of spears are stuck within the shield. --Dryden.
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; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.
7. To attach by causing to adhere to the surface; as, to stick on a plaster; to stick a stamp on an envelope; also, to attach in any manner.
8. Print. To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type. [Cant]
9. Joinery To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.
10. To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem. [Colloq.]
11. To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat. [Slang]
To stick out, to cause to project or protrude; to render prominent.
Stick·ing, a. & n. from Stick, v.
Sticking piece, a piece of beef cut from the neck. [Eng.]
Sticking place, the place where a thing sticks, or remains fast; sticking point.
But screw your courage to the sticking place,
And we'll not fail. --Shak.
-- Sticking plaster, an adhesive plaster for closing wounds, and for similar uses.
Sticking point. Same as Sticking place, above.
adj : extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary; "the
jutting limb of a tree"; "massive projected
buttresses"; "his protruding ribs"; "a pile of boards
sticking over the end of his truck" [syn: jutting, projected,
projecting, protruding, sticking(p), sticking