glue

[gloo]
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:
1300–50; (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

gluelike, adjective
gluer, noun
reglue, verb (used with object), reglued, regluing.


4. paste, gum, stick, cement, plaster.
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glue (ɡluː)
 
n
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
 
vb , glues, gluing, glueing, glued
3.  (tr) to join or stick together with or as if with glue
 
[C14: from Old French glu, from Late Latin glūs; compare Greek gloios]
 
'gluelike
 
adj
 
'gluer
 
n
 
'gluey
 
adj

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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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Example sentences for glues
The built of the furniture was so exquisite, nails of glues was never used.
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