1. 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 serve Against a winter's day. (milton)
3. Anything shaped like a stick; as, a stick of wax.
(Science: zoology) Stick insect,, any one of various species of wingless orthopterous insects of the family Phasmidae, which have a long round body, resembling a stick in form and colour, and long legs, which are often held rigidly in such positions as to make them resemble small twigs. They thus imitate the branches and twigs of the trees on which they live. The commo 52d n American species is Diapheromera femorata. Some of the Asiatic species are more than a foot long. To cut one's stick, or To cut stick, to run away.
Origin: OE. Sticke, AS. Sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. Stecken a stick, staff, OHG. Steccho, Icel. Stik a stick. See Stick.