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

  • adjective Having the property of adhering or sticking to a surface; adhesive.
  • adjective Covered with an adhesive agent.
  • adjective Warm and humid; muggy.
  • adjective Informal Painful or difficult.
  • adjective Economics Tending to remain the same despite changes in the economy. Used of prices or wages.
  • adjective Of or relating to an item of software or hardware, such as an onscreen graphic or mouse button, that remains active for a brief time after being touched.
  • adjective Of or relating to content designed to increase the duration of visits to a website.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a stick; stiff.
  • Having the property of adhering to a surface; inclining to stick; adhesive; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.
  • Humid; producing stickiness; muggy: as, a disagreeable, sticky day.

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

  • adjective Having the quality of sticking to a surface; adhesive; gluey; viscous; viscid; glutinous; tenacious.

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

  • adjective Able or likely to stick.
  • adjective Potentially difficult to escape from.
  • adjective computing, informal, of a setting Persistent.
  • adjective computing, of a window Appearing on all virtual desktops.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Internet Compelling enough to keep visitors from leaving.
  • adjective Of weather, hot and wind-less and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
  • noun A sticky note, such as a post-it note.
  • noun manufacturing A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.
  • 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.

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

  • adjective moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body
  • adjective hot or warm and humid
  • adjective hard to deal with; especially causing pain or embarrassment
  • adjective covered with an adhesive material
  • adjective having the sticky properties of an adhesive


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From stick +‎ -y.


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