Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sticks, as an adhesive label or patch.
  • noun A tenacious, diligent, or persistent person.
  • noun A thorn, prickle, or barb.
  • noun Something puzzling or bewildering, as a riddle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who adheres, clings, or sticks to anything.
  • noun One who sticks, or causes to adhere, as by pasting.
  • noun Same as paster, 2.
  • noun An article of merchandise which sticks by the dealer and does not meet with a ready sale.
  • noun In organ-building, a wooden rod serving to transmit motion between the ends of two reciprocating levers.
  • noun plural The arms of a crank-axis employed to change the plane and direction of a reciprocating motion.
  • noun One who or that which sticks or stabs; especially, one who kills swine or other animals by sticking or stabbing.
  • noun An anglers' gaff.
  • noun A sharp remark or an embarrassing question, intended or adapted to silence or pose a person.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A needle with a double lance-shaped point, used for pricking the skin to secure a drop of blood for examination.
  • noun In cricket, a batsman who plays entirely on the defensive; a ‘stone-waller.’

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, sticks.
  • noun colloq. That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
  • noun (Mus.) In the organ, a small wooden rod which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
  • noun Political Cant, U.S. Same as Paster, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun something that sticks
  • noun an adhesive label or decal
  • noun a brand, label, or company, especially one making and distributing records
  • noun a price tag
  • noun the listed price (also sticker price)
  • noun informal a burr or seed pod that catches in fur or clothing
  • noun a wooden strip placed between courses of lumber to allow air circulation. (also 'kiln sticker')
  • noun colloquial, dated That which causes one to stick; that which puzzles or poses.
  • noun music A small wooden rod in an organ which connects (in part) a key and a pallet, so as to communicate motion by pushing.
  • noun US, politics A paster.
  • verb To apply one or more stickers to (something)
  • verb To mark as the sticker price
  • adjective nonstandard, informal comparative form of stick: more stick (stickier).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an adhesive label
  • noun a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
  • noun a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From stick ("to adhere") + -er ("agent").

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From stick ("sticky", a) + -er ("comparative").

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