1 of 3

noun (1)

plural -s
: a measured part of something written especially in verse : line, verse


2 of 3

noun (2)

plural -s
: a trick in various card games (such as pinochle) that has scoring value because it is the last one


3 of 3

noun combining form

plural -s
: poem or stanza consisting of (so many) lines

Word History


Noun (1)

Greek stichos; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go

Noun (2)

German, sting, pricking, trick at cards, from Old High German stih sting, pricking

Noun combining form

Latin -stichon, from Greek, from neuter of -stichos having (so many) rows or lines, from stichos row, line, verse

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“Stich.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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