What does sticky mean?

Definitions for sticky
ˈstɪk isticky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive

  2. sticky(adj)

    moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body

    "felt sticky and chilly at the same time"

  3. muggy, steamy, sticky(adj)

    hot or warm and humid

    "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather"

  4. awkward, embarrassing, sticky, unenviable(adj)

    hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment

    "awkward (or embarrassing or difficult) moments in the discussion"; "an awkward pause followed his remark"; "a sticky question"; "in the unenviable position of resorting to an act he had planned to save for the climax of the campaign"

  5. sticky(adj)

    covered with an adhesive material

Wiktionary

  1. sticky(Noun)

    A sticky note, such as a post-it note.

    Her desk is covered with yellow stickies.

  2. sticky(Noun)

    A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.

  3. sticky(Verb)

    to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

  4. sticky(Adjective)

    Able or likely to stick.

    Is this tape sticky enough to stay on that surface?

  5. sticky(Adjective)

    Potentially difficult to escape from.

    This is a sticky situation. We could be in this for weeks if we're not careful.

  6. sticky(Adjective)

    Persistent.

    We should make the printing direction sticky so the user doesn't have to keep setting it.

  7. sticky(Adjective)

    Appearing on all virtual desktops.

  8. sticky(Adjective)

    Fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

  9. sticky(Adjective)

    Compelling enough to keep visitors from leaving.

    A woman has come to me with the complaint that her website is not "sticky" - 70% of the visits last 30 seconds or less.

  10. sticky(Adjective)

    Of weather, hot and wind-less and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sticky

    having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sticky

    stik′i, adj. that sticks or adheres: adhesive: glutinous.—n. Stick′iness. [Stick.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sticky in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sticky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sticky in a Sentence

  1. Deborah Weinswig:

    They always say it takes 21 days to change a habit, we are changing our shopping habits, and some of those will be quite sticky.

  2. David Fleming:

    It's not necessarily against a system that it collapses, because most systems do collapse in the end. That’s a part of the wheel of life - systems do collapse. So I’m to some extent slightly inclined to forgive capitalism for being about to collapse. I mean there are lots of fine things, lots of love affairs and the like which have come to a sticky end. On the other hand, it is quite an accusation - quite hard for it to live down - that it's going to destroy the entire planet with it.

  3. Chua Kee Lock:

    This partnership with Toyota will keep Grab's platform 'sticky' and give drivers less incentive to switch to competitors, this is Grab's edge over the long-run.

  4. Paul Burnside:

    Demand has proved to be very sticky and consumers have accepted that SOP prices aren't going to fall.

  5. Alex Zukin:

    The revenue stream for Microsoft is extremely sticky.

Images & Illustrations of sticky

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