3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glue \Glue\ (gl[=u]), noun [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. {Gluten}.] A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.

{Bee glue}. See under {Bee}.

{Fish glue}, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass.

{Glue plant} (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed ({Gloiopeltis tenax}).

{Liquid glue}, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol.

{Marine glue}, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Glue \Glue\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Glued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gluing}.] [F. gluer. See {Glue}, noun] To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.

This cold, congealed blood That glues my lips, and will not let me speak. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive [syn: {glue}, {gum}, {mucilage}]


1: join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text" [syn: {glue}, {paste}]

2: be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"

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