General English


  • noun something such as information that unifies organisations, supply chains, and other commercial groups


  • A general term for any natural or synthetic viscous or gelatinous substance used as an adhesive to bind or join materials.


  • noun material which sticks items together
  • verb to stick things together with glue

Origin & History of “glue”

Glue is an ancient word, whose ancestry can be traced back all the way to Indo-European *gloi-, *glei-, *gli- ‘stick’. Its Latin descendant was glūten, from which English gets gluten (16th c.), glutinous (16th c.), and agglutinate (16th c.). In post-classical times this spawned a new form, glūs, which English acquired via Old French glu as glue.