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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.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
Our gloves are glued with the frozen blood, Our eyes with the drifting snow; But we come back to our wives again, Back from the edge of the floe!
HUNCA MUNCA tried every tin spoon in turn; the fish was glued to the dish.
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.
Instead of a neatly glued floor, swept by the bees with the fanning of their wings, there is a floor littered with bits of wax, excrement, dying bees scarcely moving their legs, and dead ones that have not been cleared away.
Out of colours ye seem to be baked, and out of glued scraps.
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 poor boy still clung on as if glued to the glass by his blood-stained hands.
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.
The other four men glued their eyes on their plates and chewed steadily and with thoughtful precision, their ears moving and wobbling, in time with their jaws, like the ears of so many animals.
But to speak the truth, imprisoned in these heavy garments, and glued to the deck by my leaden soles, it was impossible for me to take a step.
His parchment skin, showing dead white on his cranium through the thin wisps of dirty brown hair, seemed to be glued directly and tightly upon his big bones, Without being in any way deformed, he was the nearest approach which I have ever seen or could imagine to what is commonly understood by the word "monster." That the source of the effect produced was really moral I have no doubt.