# Definition of Stuck

Stuck is a noun that means “fixed or frozen.” For example, a stuck jar lid or a car in traffic are examples of things that are “stuck.” In some contexts, stuck also refers to indecisiveness. The word comes from the Old English stician, which means “to pierce or fasten.”

Another definition of stuck is ‘not moving’. If something is “stuck,” it can be a person, vehicle, or even a whole person. It can also mean that a person or object is stuck between two surfaces or is twisted together, such as a string or wire. Other synonyms for stuck include stranded, beached, and jammed.