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paste

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noun \ˈpāst\

Simple Definition of paste

  • : a soft, wet mixture of usually a powder and a liquid

  • : a type of glue that is used to make things stick together

  • : a soft, smooth food that is made by grinding something (such as tomatoes or nuts) into very small pieces

Full Definition of paste

  1. 1 a :  a dough that contains a considerable proportion of fat and is used for pastry crust or fancy rolls b :  a confection made by evaporating fruit with sugar or by flavoring a gelatin, starch, or gum arabic preparation c :  a smooth food product made by evaporation or grinding <tomato paste> <almond paste> d :  a shaped dough (as spaghetti or ravioli) prepared from semolina, farina, or wheat flour

  2. 2 :  a soft plastic mixture or composition: as a :  a preparation usually of flour or starch and water used as an adhesive or a vehicle for mordant or color b :  clay or a clay mixture used in making pottery or porcelain

  3. 3 :  a brilliant glass of high lead content used for the manufacture of artificial gems

Examples of paste

  1. Stir the flour and water to a paste.

  2. The children used paste and construction paper to make Mother's Day cards.

  3. a cake with an almond paste filling

  4. Stir the ingredients to form a paste.



Origin of paste

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pasta dough, paste


First Known Use: 14th century

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paste

verb

Definition of paste

past·edpast·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to adhere by or as if by paste :  stick

  3. 2 :  to cover with something pasted on

  4. 3 :  to put (something copied or cut from a computer document) into another part of the document or into another document or program



Circa 1562

First Known Use of paste

circa 1562


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paste

verb

Definition of paste

past·edpast·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike hard at

  3. 2 :  to beat or defeat soundly <pasted their opponents 42–0>



Origin of paste

alteration of baste


First Known Use: 1846


Medical Dictionary

paste

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noun \ˈpāst\

Medical Definition of paste

  1. :  a soft plastic mixture or composition; especially :  an external medicament that has a stiffer consistency than an ointment and is less greasy because of its higher percentage of powdered ingredients






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