Definitions of glue

  1. join or attach with or as if with glue; " paste the sign ont the wall"; " cut and paste the sentence in the text"
  2. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  3. be fixed as if by glue; " His eyes were glued on her"
  4. 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.
  5. To join with glue or a viscous substance; to cause to stick or hold fast, as if with glue; to fix or fasten.
  6. Substances that cause the adherence of two surfaces. They include glues ( properly collagen- derived adhesives), mucilages, sticky pastes, gums, resins, or latex.
  7. A sticky substance made by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals.
  8. To unite or join with glue.
  9. Gluey.
  10. A sticky substance obtained by boiling to a jelly the skins, hoofs, etc., of animals.
  11. To join with glue:- pr. p. gluing; pa. p. glued.
  12. Animal jelly used as a cement.
  13. To cement with glue.
  14. To stick; adhere.
  15. An adhesive preparation derived from animal substances, as hoofs.
  16. A viscid substance, extracted from the skins, hides, hoofs, & c., of animals, boiled to a jelly, and used as a cement by carpenters, bookbinders, & c.
  17. To join with glue; to unite; to hold together. Marine glue, a cement used in ship- building, composed of india- rubber dissolved in naphtha, and of shellac.
  18. A tenacious jelly made from the parings of the skins, & c., of animals, and used as a cement.
  19. To join or unite by means of glue; to stick or hold fast; to join.

Usage examples for glue

  1. How is this tube filled with glue and tightly twisted? – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  2. What earthly purpose these animals think they serve by this reckless nocturnal expenditure of bodily glue it is hard to say: possibly the lines are swung across in order that they may practise equilibrium; possibly the threads may serve as lines of escape and retreat after the male spinners have been a- wooing. – Above the Snow Line by Clinton Thomas Dent
  3. If all wealth were equally serviceable in conspicuous display, if cattle and barns and shares in a coal mine or slaughter- house or glue factory could display themselves as well as diamonds can, and if possession of these things conferred prestige as much as possession of diamonds does, this differential advantage of diamonds would disappear, and with it all extra value from that cause. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  4. None of the ordinary breakfast rules, such as scowling while eating, and saying the porridge is as stiff as glue and the eggs are as tough as leather, are observed. – The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
  5. " Everybody grab a seat that is good enough to glue to for five hours while Fido here gives out your parts," commanded Mr. Rooney, without in any way acknowledging Mr. Vandeford's introduction to the company. – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess
  6. After the glue has set a little, the end papers are pasted on, i. – Practical Bookbinding by Paul Adam
  7. This makes it almost as strong as glue. – The American Frugal Housewife by Lydia M. Child
  8. Add half ounce of isinglass, or fish glue, and a small piece of loaf sugar. – American Handbook of the Daguerrotype by Samuel D. Humphrey
  9. Where is the glue? – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  10. But then, when I came to think on it, meaning goes but a little way i' most things, for you may mean to stick things together and your glue may be bad, and then where are you? – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  11. At a little distance the effect is rich and excellent, but close inspection shows up the tintacks and the glue, and a prying finger penetrates the solid- looking panel with perfect ease. – A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil by T. R. Swinburne
  12. The chair, with the glue on it, had been taken to the cellar, and the minister had gone home to change his trousers. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  13. Some one put glue in the chair. – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  14. That new glue I bought last week will mend china, glass, wood- anything. – Jerry's Charge Account by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  15. Then the police stuck up great wood and canvas towers covered with patent glue. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
  16. Of its sound, or air- bladder, a kind of glue is made, and a green paint of its gall. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  17. He always passed the plate in church and she was head of the sewin' circle, but when it came to lettin' go of an extry cent for the minister's salary they had glue on their fingers. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. Oh, you can't mend a broken leg with glue! – The Story of Calico Clown by Laura Lee Hope
  19. It consists in- it is advisable to give rule and example together, wherever it is possible- breaking up one phrase in order to glue in another. – The Art of Literature by Arthur Schopenhauer