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Club vs. Stick

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Clubnoun

A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon or playthingWp.

Sticknoun

An elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton.

Clubnoun

An implement to hit the ball in certain ball games, such as golf.

Sticknoun

A small, thin branch from a tree or bush; a twig; a branch.

Clubnoun

An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.

Sticknoun

A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size.

‘What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick.}}’;

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Clubnoun

(archaic) The fees associated with belonging to such a club.

Sticknoun

(US) A timber board, especially a two by four (inches).

‘I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed.’;

Clubnoun

A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.

Sticknoun

A cane or walking stick (usually wooden, metal or plastic) to aid in walking.

‘I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful.’;

Clubnoun

An establishment that provides staged entertainment, often with food and drink, such as a nightclub.

‘She was sitting in a jazz club, sipping wine and listening to a bass player's solo.’;

Sticknoun

A cudgel or truncheon (usually of wood, metal or plastic), especially one carried by police or guards.

‘As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks.’;

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Clubnoun

A black clover shape (♣), one of the four symbols used to mark the suits of playing cards.

Sticknoun

(carpentry) The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Clubnoun

A playing card marked with such a symbol.

‘I've got only one club in my hand.’;

Sticknoun

(nautical) A mast or part of a mast of a ship; also, a yard.

Clubnoun

(humorous) Any set of people with a shared characteristic.

‘You also hate Night Court?’; ‘Join the club.’; ‘Michael stood you up?’; ‘Welcome to the club.’;

Sticknoun

(figuratively) A piece (of furniture, especially if wooden).

‘We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture.’;

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Clubnoun

A club sandwich.

Sticknoun

Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance.

‘Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick.’;

Clubnoun

The slice of bread in the middle of a club sandwich.

Sticknoun

A small rectangular block, with a length several times its width, which contains by volume one half of a cup of shortening (butter, margarine or lard).

‘The recipe calls for half a stick of butter.’;

Clubverb

(transitive) to hit with a club.

‘He clubbed the poor dog.’;

Sticknoun

A standard rectangular (often thin) piece of chewing gum.

‘Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick!’;

Clubverb

(intransitive) To join together to form a group.

Sticknoun

(slang) A cigarette usually a tobacco cigarette, less often a marijuana cigarette.

‘Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick.’;

Clubverb

To combine into a club-shaped mass.

‘a medical condition with clubbing of the fingers and toes’;

Sticknoun

Material or objects attached to a stick or the like.

Clubverb

(intransitive) To go to nightclubs.

‘We went clubbing in Ibiza.’; ‘When I was younger, I used to go clubbing almost every night.’;

Sticknoun

A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick.

Clubverb

(intransitive) To pay an equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense.

Sticknoun

(archaic) A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick.

Clubverb

(transitive) To raise, or defray, by a proportional assessment.

‘to club the expense’;

Sticknoun

(military) The structure to which a set of bombs in a bomber aircraft are attached and which drops the bombs when it is released. The bombs themselves and, by extension, any load of similar items dropped in quick succession such as paratroopers or containers.

Clubverb

(nautical) To drift in a current with an anchor out.

Sticknoun

A tool, control, or instrument shaped somewhat like a stick.

Clubverb

(military) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.

Sticknoun

A manual transmission, a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, so called because of the stick-like, i.e. twig-like, control (the gear shift) with which the driver of such a vehicle controls its transmission.

‘I grew up driving a stick, but many people my age didn’t.’;

Clubverb

(transitive) To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end.

‘to club exertions’;

Sticknoun

(aviation) The control column of an aircraft; a joystick. By convention, a wheel-like control mechanism with a handgrip on opposite sides, similar to the steering wheel ofan automobiles, is also called the "stick".

Clubverb

To turn the breech of (a musket) uppermost, so as to use it as a club.

Sticknoun

Use of the stick to control the aircraft.

Clubnoun

A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded with the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.

‘But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs;Rome and her rats are at the point of battle.’;

Sticknoun

(computing) A memory stick.

Clubnoun

Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having such figure.

Sticknoun

A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type.

Clubnoun

An association of persons for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship, etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments or contributions of the members.

‘They talkedAt wine, in clubs, of art, of politics.’; ‘He [Goldsmith] was one of the nine original members of that celebrated fraternity which has sometimes been called the Literary Club, but which has always disclaimed that epithet, and still glories in the simple name of the Club.’;

Sticknoun

The clarinet. more often called the liquorice stick

Clubnoun

A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund.

‘They laid down the club.’; ‘We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings for our part of the club.’;

Sticknoun

(sports) A stick-like item:

Clubverb

To beat with a club.

Sticknoun

A long thin implement used to control a ball or puck in sports like hockey, polo, and lacrosse.

‘Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules.’;

Clubverb

To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.

‘To club a battalion implies a temporary inability in the commanding officer to restore any given body of men to their natural front in line or column.’;

Sticknoun

(horse racing) The short whip carried by a jockey.

Clubverb

To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end; as, to club exertions.

Sticknoun

(boardsports) A board as used in board sports, such as a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard.

Clubverb

To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to club the expense.

Sticknoun

(golf) The pole bearing a small flag that marks the hole.

‘His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole.’;

Clubverb

To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some common object; to unite.

‘Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the streamOf fancy, madly met, and clubbed into a dream.’;

Sticknoun

The cue used in billiards, pool, snooker, etc.

‘His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club.’;

Clubverb

To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge or expense; to pay for something by contribution.

‘The owl, the raven, and the bat,Clubbed for a feather to his hat.’;

Sticknoun

Ability; specifically:

Clubverb

To drift in a current with an anchor out.

Sticknoun

(golf) The long-range driving ability of a golf club.

Clubnoun

a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together;

‘each club played six home games with teams in its own division’;

Sticknoun

(baseball) The potential hitting power of a specific bat.

Clubnoun

a formal association of people with similar interests;

‘he joined a golf club’; ‘they formed a small lunch society’; ‘men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today’;

Sticknoun

(baseball) General hitting ability.

Clubnoun

stout stick that is larger at one end;

‘he carried a club in self defense’; ‘he felt as if he had been hit with a club’;

Sticknoun

(hockey) The potential accuracy of a hockey stick, implicating also the player using it.

Clubnoun

a building occupied by a club;

‘the clubhouse needed a new roof’;

Sticknoun

A person or group of people. (Perhaps, in some senses, because people are, broadly speaking, tall and thin, like pieces of wood.)

Clubnoun

golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball

Sticknoun

A thin or wiry person; particularly a flat-chested woman.

Clubnoun

a playing card in the minor suit of clubs (having one or more black trefoils on it);

‘he led a small club’; ‘clubs were trumps’;

Sticknoun

(magic) An assistant planted in the audience.

Clubnoun

a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink;

‘don't expect a good meal at a cabaret’; ‘the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night’; ‘he played the drums at a jazz club’;

Sticknoun

A fighter pilot.

Clubverb

unite with a common purpose;

‘The two men clubbed together’;

Sticknoun

A small group of (infantry) soldiers.

Clubverb

gather and spend time together;

‘They always club together’;

Sticknoun

Encouragement or punishment, or (resulting) vigour or other improved behavior.

Clubverb

strike with a club or a bludgeon

Sticknoun

A negative stimulus or a punishment. (This sense derives from the metaphor of using a stick, a long piece of wood, to poke or beat a beast of burden to compel it to move forward. Compare carrot.)

Clubnoun

an association dedicated to a particular interest or activity

‘I belong to a photographic club’; ‘the club secretary’;

Sticknoun

Corporal punishment; beatings.

Clubnoun

the premises used by a particular club

‘a social club’; ‘a jazz club’;

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigor; spirit; effort, energy, intensity.

‘Give it some stick!’;

Clubnoun

an organization offering members social amenities, meals, and temporary residence

‘we had dinner at his club’;

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigorous driving of a car; gas.

Clubnoun

a commercial organization offering members special benefits

‘a shopping club’;

Sticknoun

A measure.

Clubnoun

a group of people or nations having something in common

‘the wild man of the movies refused to join the teetotal club’;

Sticknoun

(obsolete) An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches.

Clubnoun

an organization constituted to play matches in a particular sport

‘a football club’;

Sticknoun

A quantity of eels, usually 25.

Clubnoun

a nightclub playing fashionable dance music

‘the club scene’;

Sticknoun

(motor racing) The traction of tires on the road surface.

Clubnoun

a heavy stick with a thick end, used as a weapon

‘they beat him with a wooden club’;

Sticknoun

(fishing) The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick.

Clubnoun

short for golf club

Sticknoun

A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Clubnoun

one of the four suits in a conventional pack of playing cards, denoted by a black trefoil.

Sticknoun

Criticism or ridicule.

Clubnoun

a card of such a suit.

Stickverb

(carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Clubverb

combine with others so as to collect a sum of money for a particular purpose

‘friends and colleagues clubbed together to buy him a present’;

Stickverb

To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick.

‘to stick type’;

Clubverb

go out to nightclubs

‘she enjoys going clubbing in Oxford’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) To become or remain attached; to adhere.

‘The tape will not stick if it melts.’;

Clubverb

beat (a person or animal) with a club or similar implement

‘the islanders clubbed whales to death’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) To jam; to stop moving.

‘The lever sticks if you push it too far up.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To persist.

‘His old nickname stuck.’;

Stickverb

(intransitive) Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To remain loyal; to remain firm.

‘Just stick to your strategy, and you will win.’;

Stickverb

To hesitate, to be reluctant; to refuse (in negative phrases).

Stickverb

To be puzzled (at something), have difficulty understanding.

Stickverb

To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

Stickverb

(transitive) To attach with glue or as if by gluing.

‘Stick the label on the jar.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).

‘Stick your bag over there and come with me.’;

Stickverb

(transitive) To press (something with a sharp point) into something else.

‘The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it.’; ‘to stick a needle into one's finger’;

Stickverb

To stab.

Stickverb

(transitive) To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale.

‘to stick an apple on a fork’;

Stickverb

To adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing.

Stickverb

To perform (a landing) perfectly.

‘Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount.’;

Stickverb

To propagate plants by cuttings.

‘Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly.’;

Stickverb

To run or plane (mouldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such mouldings are said to be stuck.

Stickverb

To bring to a halt; to stymie; to puzzle.

‘to stick somebody with a hard problem’;

Stickverb

To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stickadjective

(informal) Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.

‘A non-stick pan. A stick plaster.’; ‘A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum.’;

Sticknoun

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.

‘Withered sticks to gather, which might serveAgainst a winter's day.’;

Sticknoun

Any long and comparatively slender piece of wood, whether in natural form or shaped with tools; a rod; a wand; a staff; as, the stick of a rocket; a walking stick.

Sticknoun

Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.

Sticknoun

A derogatory expression for a person; one who is inert or stupid; as, an odd stick; a poor stick.

Sticknoun

A composing stick. See under Composing. It is usually a frame of metal, but for posters, handbills, etc., one made of wood is used.

Sticknoun

A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Stickverb

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.’; ‘It was a shame . . . to stick him under the other gentleman's arm while he was redding the fray.’;

Stickverb

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.’;

Stickverb

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.’; ‘The points of spears are stuck within the shield.’;

Stickverb

To set; to fix in; as, to stick card teeth.

Stickverb

To set with something pointed; as, to stick cards.

Stickverb

To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale; as, to stick an apple on a fork.

Stickverb

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.

Stickverb

To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick; as, to stick type.

Stickverb

To run or plane (moldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such moldings are said to be stuck.

Stickverb

To cause to stick; to bring to a stand; to pose; to puzzle; as, to stick one with a hard problem.

Stickverb

To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stickverb

To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.

‘The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh.’;

Stickverb

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 sticketh closer than a brother.’; ‘I am a kind of bur; I shall stick.’; ‘If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown,'T will ever stick through malice of your own.’;

Stickverb

To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.

‘I had most need of blessing, and "Amen"Stuck in my throat.’; ‘The trembling weapon passedThrough nine bull hides, . . . and stuck within the last.’;

Stickverb

To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; - often with at.

‘They will stick long at part of a demonstration for want of perceiving the connection of two ideas.’; ‘Some stick not to say, that the parson and attorney forged a will.’;

Stickverb

To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

‘This is the difficulty that sticks with the most reasonable.’;

Sticknoun

implement consisting of a length of wood;

‘he collected dry sticks for a campfire’; ‘the kid had a candied apple on a stick’;

Sticknoun

a small thin branch of a tree

Sticknoun

a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

Sticknoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Sticknoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Sticknoun

threat of a penalty;

‘the policy so far is all stick and no carrot’;

Stickverb

fix, force, or implant;

‘lodge a bullet in the table’;

Stickverb

stay put (in a certain place);

‘We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati’; ‘Stay put in the corner here!’; ‘Stick around and you will learn something!’;

Stickverb

cause to protrude or as if to protrude;

‘stick one's hand out of the window’; ‘stick one's nose into other people's business’;

Stickverb

stick to firmly;

‘Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?’;

Stickverb

be or become fixed;

‘The door sticks--we will have to plane it’;

Stickverb

endure;

‘The label stuck to her for the rest of her life’;

Stickverb

be a devoted follower or supporter;

‘The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism’; ‘She sticks to her principles’;

Stickverb

be loyal to;

‘She stood by her husband in times of trouble’; ‘The friends stuck together through the war’;

Stickverb

cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface;

‘stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it’;

Stickverb

fasten with an adhesive material like glue;

‘stick the poster onto the wall’;

Stickverb

fasten with or as with pins or nails;

‘stick the photo onto the corkboard’;

Stickverb

fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something;

‘stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress’;

Stickverb

pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument;

‘he stuck the cloth with the needle’;

Stickverb

pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed;

‘He stuck the needle into his finger’;

Stickverb

come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation;

‘The dress clings to her body’; ‘The label stuck to the box’; ‘The sushi rice grains cohere’;

Stickverb

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;

‘They stuck me with the dinner bill’; ‘I was stung with a huge tax bill’;

Stickverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

‘This beats me!’; ‘Got me--I don't know the answer!’; ‘a vexing problem’; ‘This question really stuck me’;

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