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.
any of various solutions or preparations of this substance, used as an adhesive.
any of various other solutions or preparations that can be used as adhesives.
verb (used with object), glued, gluing.
to join or fasten with glue.
to cover or smear (something) with glue (sometimes followed by up ).
to fix or attach firmly with or as if with glue; make adhere closely: to glue a model ship together.

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. Unabridged
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glue (ɡluː)
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]

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Word Origin & History

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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Slang Dictionary


n. Generic term for any interface logic or protocol that connects two component blocks. For example, Blue Glue is IBM's SNA protocol, and hardware designers call anything used to connect large VLSI's or circuit blocks `glue logic'.
Example sentences
Of course this potential problem could be obviated by simply not nearly gluing
  the phone to one location on your body.
The amount of community spirit or trust that an economy has gluing it together.
Gluing quarks into protons and neutrons are appositely named gluons.
These results indicate that a sucker-footed bat sticks to a leaf by gluing its
  wrists and ankles to it.
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