a stick of furniture

a piece of furniture, usually one that is not worth much

When they moved into the flat they didn't have a single stick of furniture.


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  • (a) stick of furniture — a stick of furniture phrase a piece of furniture, usually one that is not worth much When they moved into the flat they didn’t have a single stick of furniture. Thesaurus: general words for furniture and furnishingshypernym cupboardshyponym… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • stick — stick1 [ stık ] (past tense and past participle stuck [ stʌk ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 attach something to something ▸ 2 put quickly & carelessly ▸ 3 push something long into something ▸ 4 become difficult to move ▸ 5 when name is accepted ▸ 6 in card… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stick —  1. n. Dull or awkward person. Usu. old stick or dry old stick.  2. the stick Beating with a stick.  3. [v.J Endure. Tolerate. Also stick it (out) Persist.  4. See stuck.  5. Abbr. stick of furniture Piece of furniture.  6. get some stick Receive …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • furniture — n. 1) to upholster furniture 2) antique; garden, lawn, outdoor, patio; modem; office; period; secondhand, used; unfinished (esp. AE) furniture 3) an article, piece, stick of furniture * * * [ fɜːnɪtʃə] garden lawn modern office outdoor …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stick — I UK [stɪk] / US verb Word forms stick : present tense I/you/we/they stick he/she/it sticks present participle sticking past tense stuck UK [stʌk] / US past participle stuck *** 1) [transitive] to push something long and thin into or through… …   English dictionary

  • furniture — furnitureless, adj. /ferr ni cheuhr/, n. 1. the movable articles, as tables, chairs, desks or cabinets, required for use or ornament in a house, office, or the like. 2. fittings, apparatus, or necessary accessories for something. 3. equipment for …   Universalium

  • stick — 1. n. 1 a a short slender branch or length of wood broken or cut from a tree. b this trimmed for use as a support or weapon. 2 a thin rod or spike of wood etc. for a particular purpose (cocktail stick). 3 a an implement used to propel the ball in …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick — I. /stɪk / (say stik) noun 1. a branch or shoot of a tree or shrub cut or broken off. 2. a relatively long and slender piece of wood. 3. an elongated piece of wood for burning, for carpentry, or for any special purpose. 4. a rod or wand; a baton …   Australian English dictionary

  • stick — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stik, from Old English sticca; akin to Old Norse stik stick, Old English stician to stick Date: before 12th century 1. a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: as a. a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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