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. Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb:

    The sad thing is, 98 percent is concluded, i don't know how sticky it is.

  2. Elaine Lissner:

    It's a sticky gel that goes into [the tubes] and basically filters out sperm.

  3. PSB:

    In life, we meet many lil sticky notes until one of them becomes The Notebook of our life!

  4. Nicolas Clavel in 2007:

    We're looking for sticky money - we don't want too much hot money from funds of hedge funds.

  5. Fran Lebowitz:

    Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.

Images & Illustrations of sticky

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