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paste

noun \ ˈpāst \

Definition of paste

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 (such as spaghetti or ravioli) prepared from semolina, farina, or wheat flour
2 : a soft plastic mixture or composition: such 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 : a brilliant glass of high lead content used for the manufacture of artificial gems

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Examples of paste in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of paste

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

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paste

verb

Definition of paste

pasted; pasting
transitive verb
1 : to cause to adhere by or as if by paste : stick
2 : to cover with something pasted on
3 : to put (something copied or cut from a computer document) into another part of the document or into another document or program

First Known Use of paste

circa 1562


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paste

verb

Definition of paste

pasted; pasting
transitive verb
1 : to strike hard at
2 : to beat or defeat soundly
  • pasted their opponents 42–0

Origin and Etymology of paste

alteration of baste



PASTE Defined for English Language Learners

paste

noun

Definition of paste for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PASTE Defined for Kids

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paste

noun \ ˈpāst \

Definition of paste for Students

1 : a mixture of flour or starch and water used for sticking things together
2 : a soft smooth thick mixture
  • tomato paste
  • Mix cement and water into a paste.

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paste

verb

Definition of paste for Students

pasted; pasting
: to stick on or together with an adhesive mixture

Medical Dictionary

paste

noun \ ˈpāst \

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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