- a hard, brittle gelatin made by boiling animal skins, bones, hoofs, etc. to a jelly: when heated in water, it forms a sticky, viscous liquid used to stick things together
- any of various similar adhesive preparations made from casein, resin, etc.
Origin of glueMiddle English gleu from Old French glu, birdlime from Late Latin glus (gen. glutis), glue: see clay
transitive verbglued, glu′ing
- to make stick with or as with glue
- to make fixed or focused: usually in the pp.: with to: glued to the TV all morning
- a. A strong liquid adhesive obtained by boiling collagenous animal parts such as bones, hides, and hooves into hard gelatin and then adding water.b. Any of various similar adhesives, such as paste, mucilage, or epoxy.
- An adhesive force or factor: Idealism was the glue that held our group together.
transitive verbglued, glu·ing, glues
- To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere: glued the broken leg of the chair together.
- To cause to be focused on or directed at something: Our eyes were glued to the stage.
Origin of glueMiddle English glu from Old French from Late Latin glūs glūt- from Latin glūten
- A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
(third-person singular simple present glues, present participle gluing or glueing, simple past and past participle glued)
glue - Computer Definition
Software that provides some conversion, translation or other process that makes one system work with another. For example, an application adapter reformats the data into a form available to another application and vice versa. A CGI script sits between the browser and the database, enabling search requests to be passed to the database. "Glue" or "glue software" are terms that can be widely used to reference small programs or scripts needed to integrate applications or tie subsystems together. See application integration, integration server and middleware. See also glue chip.