verb (used with object), glued, glu·ing.
- glucuronic acid,
- glue ear,
- glue sniffing,
Origin of glue
Examples from the Web for gluing
They are made by jointing and gluing many small blocks of wood together with the cut ends facing upward.
Edge-grain boards are made by placing planks of wood on edge (taller than they are wide) and gluing them together under pressure.
In such cases a board of suitable thickness can be made by pasting or gluing two or more together.Library Bookbinding|Arthur Low Bailey
A coat of flannel is first applied by sewing or gluing the ends, and then a coat of leather in the same way.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Fig. 177, are useful in certain kinds of work, as in gluing in special places and in wood-carving.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
A spool of thread may be kept from rolling by gluing squares of cardboard to the ends.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
You will see from all this that gluing should be done in a warm room of an even temperature.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
verb glues, gluing, glueing or glued
Word Origin for glue
late 14c., from Old French gluer, from glu (see glue (n.)). Related: Glued; gluing.
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.