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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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Etymology

From stick + -y.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sticky (comparative stick, superlative ier)

Positive
sticky

Comparative
stick

Superlative
ier

  1. Able or likely to stick.
    Is this tape sticky enough to stay on that surface?
  2. Potentially difficult to escape from.
    This is a sticky situation. We could be in this for weeks if we're not careful.
  3. (GUI design) Persistent across multiple incarnations of a widget.
    We should make the printing direction sticky so the user doesn't have to keep setting it.
  4. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Appearing on all virtual desktops.
  5. (Internet, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) fixed at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.
  6. (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.

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Derived terms

Noun

Singular
sticky

Plural
stickies

sticky (stickies)
  1. A sticky note, such as a Post-It.
    Her desk is covered with yellow stickies.
  2. (manufacturing) A small adhesive particle found in wastepaper.

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Verb

Infinitive
to sticky

Third person singular
stickies

Simple past
stickyed or stickied

Past participle
-

Present participle
stickying

to sticky (third-person singular simple present stickies, present participle stickying, simple past and past participle stickyed or stickied)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to fix a thread at the top of the list of topics or threads so as to keep it in view.

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