verb (used with object), glued, glu·ing.
- glucuronic acid,
- glue ear,
- glue sniffing,
Origin of glue
Examples from the Web for glue
You see the handwork, the glue, how the people in the agency were working on it.
It is the “glue that holds often flaky single malts together,” as Broom puts it.
Maliki no longer wanted to pay for the glue that kept it there.Iraq Is Not Our War Anymore. Let It Be Iran’s Problem.|Christopher Dickey|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you tear that bond the rip leaves open scars where the glue once was.Brits Celebrate Phin Lyman, The Boy Virgin Who Says He’ll Wait for Love|Nico Hines|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would repaint their faces and glue human hair onto their heads.
See that all glue is removed from the surface, and that the wood is clean and smooth, and apply a coat of weathered oak oil stain.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Wet polishing should not be used for inlaid works; the water may soften the glue.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
Glue can also be used to advantage with this joint on account of the shoulder.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
Don't you know how bad most glue is when you try to mend anything?Alice Adams|Booth Tarkington
The simplest means is to glue a thick board on the under side of the clamp.Practical Bookbinding|Paul Adam
verb glues, gluing, glueing or glued
Word Origin for glue
early 13c., from Old French glu "birdlime" (12c.), from Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cf. Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c.1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.
late 14c., from Old French gluer, from glu (see glue (n.)). Related: Glued; gluing.