- The definition of sticky is something that doesn't move easily, clings to things that touch it, or is covered with a substance that tends to cling.
- An example of sticky is cookie dough that won't come off your fingers; sticky dough.
- An example of sticky is the weather when it is a 90 degree day with 90 percent humidity; sticky weather.
sticky definition by Webster's New World
- that sticks; adhesive; tending to cling to anything touched
- not moving easily: sticky valves
- covered with an adhesive substance: sticky fingers
- Informal hot and humid: a sticky climate
- ☆ Informal difficult to deal with; troublesome: a sticky problem
- ☆ Informal overly sentimental; maudlin
sticky definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective stick·i·er, stick·i·est
- Having the property of adhering or sticking to a surface; adhesive.
- Covered with an adhesive agent.
- Warm and humid; muggy: a sticky day.
- Informal Painful or difficult: a sticky situation.
- Economics Tending to remain the same despite changes in the economy. Used of prices or wages.
- stickˈi·ly adverb
- stickˈi·ness noun
sticky - Computer Definition
Refers to an application or service that keeps a user on a Web site. For example, stock quotes, glossaries, educational material, chat rooms and similar offerings give people incentive to remain on the site, allowing the site to display more ads and proprietary messages. Web sites are inherently "not" sticky. One of their major advantages is the hyperlink, enabling visitors to go elsewhere in an instant. See stickiness, sticky connection and sticky timer.