Definition of pasta
1 : paste in processed form (as macaroni) or in the form of fresh dough (as ravioli)
2 : a dish of cooked pasta
Examples of pasta in a sentence
They ordered pasta with meat sauce.
Breads and pastas are high in carbohydrates.
Origin and Etymology of pasta
Italian, from Late Latin
First Known Use: 1847
PASTA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pasta for English Language Learners
: a food made from a mixture of flour, water, and sometimes eggs that is formed into different shapes (such as thin strips, tubes, or shells) and usually boiled
PASTA Defined for Kids
Definition of pasta for Students
1 : a dough of flour, eggs, and water made in different shapes and dried or used fresh
2 : a dish of cooked pasta <She ordered pasta with sauce.>
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