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glue

[gloo] /glu/
noun
1.
a hard, impure, protein gelatin, obtained by boiling skins, hoofs, and other animal substances in water, that when melted or diluted is a strong adhesive.
2.
any of various solutions or preparations of this substance, used as an adhesive.
3.
any of various other solutions or preparations that can be used as adhesives.
verb (used with object), glued, gluing.
4.
to join or fasten with glue.
5.
to cover or smear (something) with glue (sometimes followed by up).
6.
to fix or attach firmly with or as if with glue; make adhere closely:
to glue a model ship together.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; (noun) Middle English glu, gleu < Old French glu < Latin glūt- (stem of glūs); cognate with Greek gloiós gum, anything sticky; (v.) Middle English glywen, glewen, derivative of the noun
Related forms
gluelike, adjective
gluer, noun
reglue, verb (used with object), reglued, regluing.
Synonyms
4. paste, gum, stick, cement, plaster.
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British Dictionary definitions for gluer

glue

/ɡluː/
noun
1.
any natural or synthetic adhesive, esp a sticky gelatinous substance prepared by boiling animal products such as bones, skin, and horns
2.
any other sticky or adhesive substance
verb glues, gluing, glueing, glued
3.
(transitive) to join or stick together with or as if with glue
Derived Forms
gluelike, adjective
gluer, noun
gluey, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French glu, from Late Latin glūs; compare Greek gloios
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Word Origin and History for gluer
glue
early 14c., from O.Fr. glu, from L.L. glus (gen. glutis) "glue," from L. gluten "glue," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cf. Lith. glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" O.E. cliða "plaster").
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