The difference between Stick and Waver

When used as nouns, stick means an elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton. a small, thin branch from a tree or bush, whereas waver means an act of wavering, vacillating, etc.

When used as verbs, stick means to cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint, whereas waver means to sway back and forth.

Stick is also adjective with the meaning: likely to stick.

check bellow for the other definitions of Stick and Waver

  1. Stick as a noun (US):

    An elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton. A small, thin branch from a tree or bush; a twig; a branch. A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size. A timber board, especially a two by four (inches). A cane or walking stick (usually wooden, metal or plastic) to aid in walking. A cudgel or truncheon (usually of wood, metal or plastic), especially one carried by police or guards. The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint. A mast or part of a mast of a ship; also, a . A piece (of furniture, especially if wooden).


    "synonyms: branch twig rice q3=dialectakindling brush q5=uncountable"

    "The beaver's dam was made out of sticks."

    "I found several good sticks in the brush heap."

    "What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick."

    "synonyms: two by four"

    "I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed."

    "synonyms: cane walking stick"

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

    "As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks."

    "synonyms: piece item"

    "We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture."

  2. Stick as a noun (chiefly, North America):

    Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance. 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). A standard rectangular (often thin) piece of chewing gum. A cigarette .


    "Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick."

    "The recipe calls for half a stick of butter."

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

    "synonyms: joint reefer"

    "Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick."

  3. Stick as a noun (archaic):

    Material or objects attached to a stick or the like. A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick. A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick. 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.


    "lb US My parents bought us each a stick of cotton candy."

    "synonyms: train"

  4. Stick as a noun (US, colloquial):

    A tool, control, or instrument shaped somewhat like a stick. A manual transmission, a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, . # the stick-shift lever in a manual transmission car Vehicles, collectively, equipped with manual transmissions. The control column of an aircraft; a joystick. Use of the stick to control the aircraft. A memory stick. A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type. The clarinet.


    "synonyms: stickshift gearstick"

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

    "I grew up driving stick, but many people my age didn't."

    "synonyms: licorice stick"

  5. Stick as a noun (sports):

    A stick-like item: A long thin implement used to control a ball or puck in sports like hockey, polo, and lacrosse. The short whip carried by a jockey. A board as used in board sports, such as a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard. The pole bearing a small flag that marks the hole. The cue used in billiards, pool, snooker, etc. # The game of pool, or an individual pool game. #* |page=74|title=[ New York Breweries]|isbn=081172817X|passage=Come in, have a good time, drink some beer, shoot some stick, listen to some music.}}


    "Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules."

    "synonyms: pin flagstick"

    "His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole."

    "His [[stroke]] with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club."

    "He shoots a mean stick of pool."

  6. Stick as a noun (sports, uncountable):

    Ability; specifically: The long-range driving ability of a golf club. The potential hitting power of a specific bat. General hitting ability. The potential accuracy of a hockey stick, implicating also the player using it.

  7. Stick as a noun (slang, dated):

    A person or group of people. A thin or wiry person; particularly a flat-chested woman. An assistant planted in the audience. A stiff, stupidly obstinate person. A fighter pilot. A small group of (infantry) soldiers.


    "synonyms: plant shill"

  8. Stick as a noun (slang, uncountable):

    Encouragement or punishment, or (resulting) vigour or other improved behavior. A negative stimulus or a punishment. Corporal punishment; beatings. Vigor; spirit; effort, energy, intensity. Vigorous driving of a car; gas.


    "He really gave that digging some stick. = he threw himself into the task of digging"

    "She really gave that bully some stick. = she berated him qualifier this sense melts into the previous sense, "punishment"

    "Give it some stick!"

  9. Stick as a noun (obsolete):

    A measure. An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches. A quantity of eels, usually 25.


    "synonyms: stich broach"

  1. Stick as a verb (carpentry):

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

  2. Stick as a verb (transitive, printing, slang, dated):

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


    "to stick type"

  3. Stick as a verb (transitive):

    To furnish or set with sticks.

  1. Stick as a noun (motor racing):

    The traction of tires on the road surface.

  2. Stick as a noun (fishing):

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

  3. Stick as a noun:

    A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

  1. Stick as a verb (intransitive):

    To become or remain attached; to adhere.


    "The tape will not stick if it melts."

  2. Stick as a verb (intransitive):

    To jam; to stop moving.


    "The lever sticks if you push it too far up."

  3. Stick as a verb (transitive):

    To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.

  4. Stick as a verb (intransitive):

    To persist.


    "His old nickname stuck."

  5. Stick as a verb (intransitive):

    Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.

  6. Stick as a verb (intransitive):

    To remain loyal; to remain firm.


    "Just stick to your strategy, and you will win."

  7. Stick as a verb (dated, intransitive):

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

  8. Stick as a verb (dated, intransitive):

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

  9. Stick as a verb (dated, intransitive):

    To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

  10. Stick as a verb (transitive):

    To attach with glue or as if by gluing.


    "'Stick the label on the jar."

  11. Stick as a verb (transitive):

    To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).


    "'Stick your bag over there and come with me."

  12. Stick as a verb (transitive):

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


    "The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it."

    "to stick a needle into one's finger"

  13. Stick as a verb (transitive):

    To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale.


    "to stick an apple on a fork"

  14. Stick as a verb (transitive, archaic):

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

  15. Stick as a verb (transitive, gymnastics):

    To perform (a landing) perfectly.


    "Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount."

  16. Stick as a verb (botany, transitive):

    To propagate plants by cuttings.


    "'Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly."

  17. Stick as a verb (transitive, joinery):

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

  18. Stick as a verb (dated, transitive):

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


    "to stick somebody with a hard problem"

  19. Stick as a verb (transitive, slang, dated):

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

  20. Stick as a verb (intransitive, US, slang):

    To have sexual intercourse with.

  1. Stick as an adjective (informal):

    Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.


    "A [[non-stick non-stick]] pan. A [[stick plaster stick plaster]]."

    "A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum."

  1. Stick as a noun (British, uncountable):

    Criticism or ridicule.

  1. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To sway back and forth; to totter or reel.


    "Flowers wavered in the breeze."

  2. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To flicker, glimmer, quiver, as a weak light.

  3. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To fluctuate or vary, as commodity prices or a poorly sustained musical pitch.

  4. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To shake or tremble, as the hands or voice.


    "His voice wavered when the reporter brought up the controversial topic."

  5. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To falter; become unsteady; begin to fail or give way.

  6. Waver as a verb (intransitive):

    To be indecisive between choices; to feel or show doubt or indecision; to vacillate.


    "Despite all terrible things which eventually happened to her, she never wavered from his beliefs."

  1. Waver as a noun:

    An act of wavering, vacillating, etc.

  2. Waver as a noun:

    Someone who waves, enjoys waving, etc.


    "I felt encouraged by all the enthusiastic wavers in the crowd."

    "The Fourth of July brings out all the flag wavers."

    "Johnny is such a little waver; everyone who passes by receives his preferred greeting."

  3. Waver as a noun:

    Someone who specializes in waving (hair treatment).

  4. Waver as a noun:

    A tool that accomplishes hair waving.

  5. Waver as a noun (UK, dialect, dated):

    A sapling left standing in a fallen wood.


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