Adhesive vs Sticker - What's the difference?

adhesive | sticker |

As adjectives the difference between adhesive and sticker

is that adhesive is while sticker is (nonstandard|informal) (stick) (stickier).

As a noun sticker is

something that sticks.

As a verb sticker is

to apply one or more stickers to (something).


Alternative forms

* (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
  • Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
  • sticker

    Etymology 1

    From .


    (en noun)
  • something that sticks
  • an adhesive label or decal
  • a brand, label, or company, especially one making and distributing records
  • a price tag
  • the listed price (also sticker price)
  • When buying a car, know the sticker and the invoice price.
  • (informal) a burr or seed pod that catches in fur or clothing
  • a wooden strip placed between courses of lumber to allow air circulation. (also 'kiln sticker')
  • (colloquial, dated) That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
  • (Thackeray)
  • (music) A small wooden rod in an organ which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
  • (US, politics) A paster.
  • Derived terms
    * stickery
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    (en verb)
  • To apply one or more stickers to (something)
  • To mark as the sticker price
  • * {{quote-news, year=2009, date=Februaryruary 28, author=Rita Zekas, title=DecoRita visits West Elm, work=Toronto Star citation
  • , passage=Also out of Africa: a huge hammered copper floor mirror stickered at $449. }}

    Etymology 2

    From .


  • (nonstandard, informal) (stick) (stickier).
  • A sticker type of glue that always stays sticky.


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