- 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.
- 2014, Michael White, "Roll up, roll up! The Amazing Salmond will show a Scotland you won't believe", The Guardian, 8 September 2014:
- Salmond studied medieval Scottish history as well as economics at university so he cannot say he has not had fair warning – it was even more turbulent and bloody than England at that time – and plenty of Scotland's kings and leaders came to a sticky end.
- (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 windless and with high humidity, so that people feel sticky from sweating.
able or likely to stick
appearing on all virtual desktops
of threads on a bulletin board
sticky (plural stickies)
- A sticky note, such as a post-it note.
- Her desk is covered with yellow stickies.
- (manufacturing) A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.
- (Australia, colloquial) A sweet dessert wine.
small adhesive particle found in wastepaper
- (Internet, bulletin boards) to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
to fix a thread at the top of the list