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glue

 (glo͞o)
n.
1.
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.
2. An adhesive force or factor: Idealism was the glue that held our group together.
tr.v. glued, glu·ing, glues
1. To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere: glued the broken leg of the chair together.
2. To cause to be focused on or directed at something: Our eyes were glued to the stage.

[Middle English glu, from Old French, from Late Latin glūs, glūt-, from Latin glūten.]

glu′ey adj.
glu′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glued - affixed or as if affixed with glue or paste; "he stayed glued to one spot"; "pieces of pasted paper"
affixed - firmly attached; "the affixed labels"
References in classic literature ?
But this was not so easy, as George was the better rider, and by an imperceptible movement of his wrist and foot had glued his horse to her side.
To be sure, in cold weather you may carry your house aloft with you, in the shape of a watch-coat; but properly speaking the thickest watch-coat is no more of a house than the unclad body; for as the soul is glued inside of its fleshly tabernacle, and cannot freely move about in it, nor even move out of it, without running great risk of perishing (like an ignorant pilgrim crossing the snowy Alps in winter); so a watch-coat is not so much of a house as it is a mere envelope, or additional skin encasing you.
where, when seamen fall overboard, they are sometimes found, months afterwards, perpendicularly frozen into the hearts of fields of ice, as a fly is found glued in amber.
The terrible announcement that the baby had been taken in the act of putting a doll's frying-pan into his mouth, and was more than suspected of having swallowed a fictitious turkey, glued on a wooden platter.
The poor boy still clung on as if glued to the glass by his blood-stained hands.
HUNCA MUNCA tried every tin spoon in turn; the fish was glued to the dish.
Bell had used a disc of fragile gold-beaters' skin with a patch of sheet-iron glued to the centre.
Across the threshold lay stretched the sleepless guardian brute, just as I had last seen him on the preceding day; apparently he had not moved a muscle; his eyes were fairly glued upon me, and I fell to wondering just what might befall me should I endeavor to escape.
My clothes encumbered me; they seemed glued to my body, and paralysed my movements.
Such is the riddle:--'A man I saw who on another man had glued the bronze by aid of fire,' and others of the same kind.
Ten curious heads were glued to the tapestry and became pale with fury; for their ears, closely applied to the door, did not lose a syllable of what he said, while their mouths repeated as he went on, the insulting expressions of the captain to all the people in the antechamber.
Musqueton remained glued to the door, awaiting the explanation of this strange occurrence.