- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Computers a. 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: sticky keys; a sticky menu.b. Of or relating to content designed to increase the duration of visits to a website.
(comparative stickier, superlative stickiest)
- 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.
- (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 wind-less and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
(third-person singular simple present stickies, present participle stickying, simple past and past participle stickied)
- (Internet, bulletin boards) to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
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.