Meaning of GLUE in English



Pronunciation: ' glü

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English glu, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin glut-, glus; akin to Latin gluten glue ― more at CLAY

Date: 14th century

1 a : any of various strong adhesive substances especially : a hard protein chiefly gelatinous substance that absorbs water to form a viscous solution with strong adhesive properties and that is obtained by cooking down collagenous materials (as hides or bones) b : a solution of glue used for sticking things together

2 : something that binds together <enough social glue ⋯ to satisfy the human desire for community ― E. D. Hirsch, Jr.>

– glu · ey \ ' glü- ē \ adjective

– glu · i · ly \ ' glü- ə -l ē \ adverb

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