verb (used with object), glued, glu·ing.
Origin of glue
Synonyms for glue
Examples from the Web for reglued
Historical Examples of reglued
If this happened, work had to be suspended until a new block was engraved, or until the sections were reglued.Why Bewick Succeeded
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.