What does the word glue mean?

Usage examples for glue

  1. The whole was kept in place in a bed of common glue, and a strip of sand- paper lying upon the heads of the matches was bent into a loop to receive the bit of thread, whose other end, secured to the clasp of the box, produced that tension and consequent pressure requisite to ignite the matches upon the forcible opening of the lid. – Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California with Other Sketches; To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the State by Stephen Field; George C. Gorham
  2. Glue together and polish. – A Course In Wood Turning by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
  3. They were past the healing power even of Spalding's glue, that was certain. – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May