Synonyms for glue

Grammar : Noun
Spell : gloo
Phonetic Transcription : glu

Définition of glue

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French glu "birdlime" (12c.), from Late Latin glutem (nominative glus) "glue," from Latin gluten "glue, beeswax," from PIE *gleit- "to glue, paste" (cf. Lithuanian glitus "sticky," glitas "mucus;" Old English cliða "plaster"), from root *glei- "to stick together" (see clay). In reference to glue from boiled animal hoofs and hides, c.1400. Glue-sniffing attested from 1963.
  • noun adhesive
Example sentences :
  • Cover the tongue thoroughly with glue, and also put some on the inside of the groove.
  • Extract from : « Flying Machines » by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
  • I don't mind it much, because it keeps that glue smell off me, but it's fairly strong.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Pay me what you expect to make out o' glue, you mean, Virgil?
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • She was thinking vaguely about the glue factory and wondering if there might be "something in it" after all.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • Don't you know how bad most glue is when you try to mend anything?
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • You can't build even a glue factory with just one little finger.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • His only tools were a knife, a tiny saw the size of a nail file and a pot of glue.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • In applying the glue, the builder should be careful not to put too much on the boards.
  • Extract from : « Boys' Book of Model Boats » by Raymond Francis Yates
  • Broken china may be repaired with cement, made of equal parts of glue, the white of an egg, and white-lead mixed together.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • This composition is simply a mixture of phosphorus, glue, and chlorate of potash.
  • Extract from : « The Story of a Tinder-box » by Charles Meymott Tidy

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