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glue

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

gluen. [F. glu, L. glus, akin to gluten, from gluere to draw together. Cf. Gluten.].
     A hard brittle brownish gelatin, obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals. When gently heated with water, it becomes viscid and tenaceous, and is used as a cement for uniting substances. The name is also given to other adhesive or viscous substances.  [1913 Webster]
Bee glue. See under Bee. -- Fish glue, a strong kind of glue obtained from fish skins and bladders; isinglass. -- Glue plant (Bot.), a fucoid seaweed (Gloiopeltis tenax). -- Liquid glue, a fluid preparation of glue and acetic acid or alcohol. -- Marine glue, a solution of caoutchouc in naphtha, with shellac, used in shipbuilding.
gluev. t. [F. gluer. See Glue, n.].
     To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.  [1913 Webster]
    "This cold, congealed blood
    That glues my lips, and will not let me speak.
    "  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

glue, n. & v.
--n. an adhesive substance used for sticking objects or materials together.
--v.tr. (glues, glued, gluing or glueing)
1 fasten or join with glue.
2 keep or put very close (an eye glued to the keyhole).

Idiom
glue-pot
1 a pot with an outer vessel holding water to heat glue.
2 colloq. an area of sticky mud etc. glue-sniffer a person who inhales the fumes from adhesives as a drug.
Derivative
gluelike adj. gluer n. gluey adj. (gluier, gluiest). glueyness n.
Etymology
ME f. OF glu (n.), gluer (v.), f. LL glus glutis f. L gluten

THESAURUS

glue

accouple, accumulate, adherent, adhesive, affix, agglutinate, albumen, amass, articulate, assemble, associate, band, barnacle, batter, bind, bond, bonnyclabber, bracket, bramble, braze, bridge, bridge over, brier, bulldog, burr, butter, cement, chain, clabber, clap together, collect, combine, comprise, concatenate, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, copulate, cornstarch, couple, cover, cream, curd, decal, decalcomania, dough, egg white, embrace, encompass, fix, fuse, gather, gaum, gel, gelatin, glair, glop, gluten, goo, gook, goop, gruel, gum, gumbo, gunk, include, jam, jell, jelly, join, knot, lay together, league, leech, limpet, link, loblolly, lump together, marry, marshal, mass, merge, mobilize, molasses, mucilage, mucus, pair, pap, paste, piece together, plaster, porridge, prickle, pudding, pulp, puree, put together, putty, remora, rob, roll into one, seal, semifluid, semiliquid, size, solder, soup, span, splice, starch, stick, stick together, sticker, sticky mess, syrup, take in, tape, thorn, tie, treacle, unify, unite, weld, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

glue

Connection

N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.

Coherence

VB cohere, adhere, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug, grow together, hang together, twine round, stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick close, cling like ivy, cling like a bur, adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira's shirt, glue, agglutinate, conglutinate, cement, lute, paste, gum, solder, weld, cake, consolidate, agglomerate.

Tenacity

N tenacity, toughness, strength, (cohesion), grip, grasp, stickiness, (cohesion), sequacity, stubbornness (obstinacy), glue, cement, glutinousness, sequaciousness, viscidity, (semiliquidity), leather, white leather, whitleather, gristle, cartilage, unbreakability, tensile strength, tenacious, tough, strong, resisting, sequacious, stringy, gristly cartilaginous, leathery, coriaceous, tough as whitleather, stubborn, unbreakable, indivisible, atomic.


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