Sticky - What does it mean?

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  • Able or likely to stick.
  • Is this tape sticky enough to stay on that surface?
  • Potentially difficult to escape from.
  • This is a sticky situation. We could be in this for weeks if we're not careful.
  • * 2014 , Michael White, " Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian , 8 September 2014:
  • Salmond studied medieval Scottish history as well as economics at university so he cannot say he has not had fair warning – it was even more turbulent and bloody than England at that time – and plenty of Scotland's kings and leaders came to a sticky end.
  • (computing, informal, of a setting) Persistent.
  • We should make the printing direction sticky so the user doesn't have to keep setting it.
  • (computing, of a window) Appearing on all virtual desktops.
  • (Internet, of threads on a bulletin board) Fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
  • (Internet, of a website) 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.
  • Of weather, hot and windless and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
  • Derived terms

    * stickily * stickiness * sticky-backed plastic * sticky bit * sticky fingers * sticky wicket * sticky note

    See also

    * tacky


  • A sticky note, such as a post-it note.
  • Her desk is covered with yellow stickies .
  • (manufacturing) A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.
  • A sweet dessert wine.
  • Verb

  • (Internet, bulletin boards) to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
  • Not English

    has no English definition. It may be misspelled.