Definition of Paste

1. Noun. Any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency.

Generic synonyms: Composition

2. Verb. Join or attach with or as if with glue. "Cut and paste the sentence in the text"
Exact synonyms: Glue
Generic synonyms: Attach
Specialized synonyms: Epoxy
Derivative terms: Glue, Paster, Paster

3. Noun. A hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry.
Generic synonyms: Lead Glass

4. Verb. Hit with the fists. "The fighter managed to paste his opponent"; "He pasted his opponent"
Generic synonyms: Beat

5. Noun. An adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard.
Exact synonyms: Library Paste
Generic synonyms: Adhesive, Adhesive Agent, Adhesive Material
Specialized synonyms: Wafer
Derivative terms: Pasty, Pasty

6. Verb. Cover the surface of. "Paste the wall with burlap"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Paster

7. Noun. A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes.

Definition of Paste

1. n. A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to the consistence of dough, as in making potter's ware.

2. v. t. To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.

Definition of Paste

1. Noun. A soft mixture, in particular: ¹

2. Noun. Specifically, one of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry. ¹

3. Noun. Specifically, one of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste. ¹

4. Noun. Specifically, one used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc. ¹

5. Noun. (physics) A substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid ¹

6. Noun. A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass. ¹

7. Noun. (obsolete) Pasta. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive informal) To strike or beat someone or something. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive informal) To defeat decisively or by a large margin. ¹

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Definition of Paste

1. to fasten with a sticky mixture [v PASTED, PASTING, PASTES]

Medical Definition of Paste

1. 1. A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to the consistence of dough, as in making potter's ware. 2. Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough. 3. A kind of cement made of flour and water, starch and water, or the like, used for uniting paper or other substances, as in bookbinding, etc, also used in calico printing as a vehicle for mordant or colour. 4. A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously coloured, used in making imitations of precious stones or gems. See Strass. 5. A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc. 6. The mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded. Paste eel, the vinegar eel. See Vinegar. Origin: OF. Paste, F. Pate, L. Pasta, fr. Gr. Barley broth; cf. Barley porridge, sprinkled with salt, to sprinkle. Cf. Pasty, Patty. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Paste

past perfect tense
past progressive
past progressive tense
past simple
past tense
past tenses
past times
pasta salad
pasta sauce
paste egg
pastel de nata

Literary usage of Paste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The body or substance of which porcelain is made is termed paste or pate (French). The Chinese hard-paste porcelain (first to become known to Western ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1904)
"It is probable that the products formed in these starch mashes are different from those resulting from the hydrolysis of starch paste; and it is hoped that ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"This application was well borne, although in a case of lupus of the face it produced a subacute dermatitis. Brooke's paste in Infectious and Inflammatory ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"To our surprise he reported the paste appeared in the child's mouth with astonishing rapidity ... We afterward used the bismuth paste for curative purposes. ..."

5. The Improved Housewife, Or, Book of Receipts: With Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1853)
"Puff paste. To make puff paste for one soup plate pie, for four small shells; (or for two puddings:) take ten ounces of sifted flour, eight ounces of best ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"I wash the surface with paste-water (that is, flour and water), boiled to the consistence of cream, and applied with a sponge while hot. ..."

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