The definition of a paste is a soft, moist substance that can be food, dough or an adhering substance.(noun)
Paste is defined as to cover or fasten together.(verb)
An example of paste is to glue construction paper to a paper plate.
See paste in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME past < OFr paste < LL pasta < Gr pastē, mess of barley porridge < passein, to sprinkle
See paste in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin pasta
Origin: , from Greek, barley-porridge
Origin: , from neuter pl. of pastos, sprinkled, salted
Origin: , from passein, to sprinkle; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verb past·ed, past·ing, pastes
Origin: Probably alteration of baste3.
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