noun \ˈpāst\

: 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

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
:  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
:  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

Other Jewelry Terms

bijou, brilliant, chase, facet, lapidary

Rhymes with PASTE



Definition of PASTE

transitive verb
:  to cause to adhere by or as if by paste :  stick
:  to cover with something pasted on

First Known Use of PASTE

circa 1562



Definition of PASTE

transitive verb
:  to strike hard at
:  to beat or defeat soundly <pasted their opponents 42–0>

Origin of PASTE

alteration of baste
First Known Use: 1846


noun \ˈpāst\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PASTE

: 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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