Adhesive (noun)

  1. A substance that is used to stick two objects together.
  2. A material that binds surfaces together and resists separation.
  3. A type of glue used to bond two surfaces together.


From latin adhaerere ("to stick to"), from ad ("to") + haerere ("to stick").


  1. The adhesive on the tape was not strong enough to hold the weight.
  2. The adhesive used in the construction was specially designed to withstand harsh conditions.
  3. The adhesive used to attach the soles of the shoes was waterproof.
  4. The adhesive bond between the two materials was tested in the laboratory.
  5. The adhesive used in the paper was eco-friendly and made from natural materials.
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