glue

Glue is a liquid adhesive, used to stick two items together. A little kid may use Elmer's glue to decorate an art project, and you may use Krazy Glue to repair a mug's broken handle. Whatever the case, you hope the glue sticks.

Most glue comes in a squeeze bottle and is used in small drips and lines to paste one material to another, but some glue comes in solid sticks that aren't as messy. When you stick one thing to another with glue, you glue it. The Old French source of glue is glu, from the Latin gluten, which means both "glue" and "beeswax."

Definitions of glue
  1. noun
    cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    synonyms: gum, mucilage
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    animal glue
    a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
    casein glue
    made from casein; used for e.g. plywood and cabinetwork
    fish glue
    gelatinous substance obtained by boiling skins fins and bones of fish
    marine glue
    glue that is not water soluble
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    cement
    something that hardens to act as adhesive material
  2. verb
    join or attach with or as if with glue
    synonyms: paste
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    epoxy
    glue with epoxy
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  3. verb
    be fixed as if by glue
    “His eyes were glued on her”
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    fasten
    become fixed or fastened
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