[ gloo ]
/ glu /
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, glu·ing.
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.
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Origin of glue
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
OTHER WORDS FROM glueglue·like, adjectiveglu·er, nounre·glue, verb (used with object), re·glued, re·glu·ing.
Words nearby glue
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Example sentences from the Web for reglued
If this happened, work had to be suspended until a new block was engraved, or until the sections were reglued.Why Bewick Succeeded|Jacob Kainen
British Dictionary definitions for reglued
/ (ɡluː) /
any natural or synthetic adhesive, esp a sticky gelatinous substance prepared by boiling animal products such as bones, skin, and horns
any other sticky or adhesive substance
verb glues, gluing, glueing or glued
(tr) to join or stick together with or as if with glue
Derived forms of gluegluelike, adjectivegluer, noungluey, adjective
Word Origin for glue
C14: from Old French glu, from Late Latin glūs; compare Greek gloios
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