|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]|
gluen. 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'.