American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that sticks, as a gummed or adhesive label or patch.
- n. A tenacious, diligent, or persistent person.
- n. A thorn, prickle, or barb.
- n. Something puzzling or bewildering, as a riddle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sticks or stabs; especially, one who kills swine or other animals by sticking or stabbing.
- n. An anglers' gaff.
- n. A sharp remark or an embarrassing question, intended or adapted to silence or pose a person.
- n. One who adheres, clings, or sticks to anything.
- n. One who sticks, or causes to adhere, as by pasting.
- n. Same as paster, 2.
- n. An article of merchandise which sticks by the dealer and does not meet with a ready sale.
- n. In organ-building, a wooden rod serving to transmit motion between the ends of two reciprocating levers. Stickers are usually held in place by pins in their ends, which work freely in holes or slots in the lever-ends. See cut under
- n. plural The arms of a crank-axis employed to change the plane and direction of a reciprocating motion. For distinction the arms are thus named when they act by compression, and are called
trackerswhen they act by tension. The axis is termed a roller.
- n. In wood-working, another name for a molding-machine: often described by the work done, as door-sticker, sash-sticker; and also by the number of cutter-heads employed and the work done, as one-aide, two-side, or four-side sticker, meaning that the machine cuts a molding on one, two, or four sides of any piece of wood. The sash-sticker is also adapted to plowing out and boring the groove for the sash-cord, when it is called a sash-sticking and -plowing machine: often called sticking-machine. It is essentially a molding-machine employing cutter-heads in various positions and is used for a great variety of work. See molding-machine, 1.
- n. A needle with a double lance-shaped point, used for pricking the skin to secure a drop of blood for examination.
- n. In cricket, a batsman who plays entirely on the defensive; a ‘stone-waller.’
- n. something that sticks
- n. an adhesive label or decal
- n. a brand, label, or company, especially one making and distributing records
- n. a price tag
- n. the listed price (also sticker price)
- n. informal a burr or seed pod that catches in fur or clothing
- n. a wooden strip placed between courses of lumber to allow air circulation. (also 'kiln sticker')
- n. colloquial, dated That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
- n. music A small wooden rod in an organ which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
- n. US, politics A paster.
- v. To apply one or more stickers to (something)
- v. To mark as the sticker price
- adj. nonstandard, informal comparative form of stick: more stick (stickier).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, sticks.
- n. colloq. That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
- n. (Mus.) In the organ, a small wooden rod which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
- n. Political Cant, U.S. Same as Paster, 2.
- n. an adhesive label
- n. a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
- n. a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
- n. a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
- From stick ("sticky", a) + -er ("comparative"). (Wiktionary)
“Anyone who has ever run afoul of the alternate side of the street parking rules knows that the term sticker shock can take on a whole new meaning.”
“Then she looked more closely: The label sticker was affixed to a bottle containing a different medicine.”
“It may soon get to the point where having an Obama sticker is an open invitation to getting shot at.”
“Since the only place where you can get a sticker is at the border, you may have to drive back there to sort it out.”
“The sticker is I can only get a three month supply at a time.”
“A sticker from the dollar store is placed on a square of the same paper.”
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“There is no significance to the hula-hoop sticker from a traffic operations point-of-view.”
“The sticker is a stop-gap solution to one of the problems associated with mobile payments made using cell phones: the lack of Near Field Communication chips inside the handsets.”
“As a gesture of respect for the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy D-MA, I have removed the bumper sticker from the white board in my workspace that reads: "I'd rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy".”
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