As nouns the difference between glue and adhesive
is that glue
is a hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance while adhesive
is a substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
As a verb glue
is to join or attach something using glue.
As an adjective adhesive is
sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A hard gelatin made by boiling bones and hides, used in solution as an adhesive; or any sticky adhesive substance.
* bee glue
* fish glue
* glue code
* glue plant
* glue stick
* marine glue
To join or attach something using glue.
To cause something to adhere closely to; to follow attentively.
- I need to glue the chair-leg back into place.
* 1898 , , (Moonfleet) Chapter 4
- His eyes were glued to the screen.
- So as I lay on the ground with my ear glued close against the wall, who should march round the church but John Trenchard, Esquire, not treading delicately like King Agag, or spying, but just come on a voyage of discovery for himself.
Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.