Meaning of GLUE in English


[glue] n [ME glu, fr. MF, fr. LL glut-, glus; akin to L gluten glue--more at clay] (14c) 1 a: any of various strong adhesive substances; esp: 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 ~ ... to satisfy the human desire for community --E. D. Hirsch, Jr." -- glu.ey adj -- adv

[2]glue vt glued ; also (14c) 1: to cause to stick tightly with or as if with glue "gluing the wings onto the model airplane" "used that war to ~ together a frail story --Gloria Emerson"

2: to fix (as the eyes) on an object steadily or with deep concentration "kept his eyes glued to the TV screen"

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