pasta

noun pas·ta \ ˈpä-stə also ˈpa- \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of pasta

1 : paste in processed form (such as macaroni) or in the form of fresh dough (such as ravioli)
2 : a dish of cooked pasta

Examples of pasta in a Sentence

  1. They ordered pasta with meat sauce.

  2. Breads and pastas are high in carbohydrates.

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Origin and Etymology of pasta

Italian, from Late Latin



PASTA Defined for English Language Learners

pasta

noun

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

pasta

noun pas·ta \ ˈpä-stə \

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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