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: a substance used to stick things tightly together
Full Definition of GLUE
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
: something that binds together <enough social glue…to satisfy the human desire for community — E. D. Hirsch, Jr.>
Adhesive substance resembling gelatin, extracted from animal tissue, particularly hides and bones, or from fish, casein (milk protein), or vegetables. Glue was used as early as 3000 BC in wooden-furniture construction in Egypt. Synthetic resin adhesives such as the epoxies are replacing glue for many uses, but glue is still widely used as an adhesive in woodworking and in certain manufacturing and other industrial processes.