- The definition of a paste is a soft, moist substance that can be food, dough or an adhering substance.
- An example of paste are almonds pounded until they are a creamy mixture.
- An example of paste is glue.
- Paste is defined as to cover or fasten together.
An example of paste is to glue construction paper to a paper plate.
This paste is for brushing your teeth.
paste definition by Webster's New World
- dough used in making rich pastry
- any of various soft, moist, smooth-textured substances: toothpaste
- a foodstuff, pounded or ground until fine and made creamy, soft, etc.: almond paste
- a jellylike candy
- a mixture of flour or starch, water, and occasionally alum, resin, etc., used as an adhesive for paper or other light materials
- the moistened clay used in manufacturing pottery and porcelain
- a hard, brilliant glass containing oxide of lead, used in making artificial gems; strass
- such a gem or gems
- Slang a blow, or punch, as with the fist
Origin: Middle English past ; from Old French paste ; from Late Latin pasta ; from Classical Greek pastē, mess of barley porridge ; from passein, to sprinkle
paste definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A soft, smooth, thick mixture or material, as:a. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.b. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery. Also called pâte.c. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.d. A food that has been pounded until it is reduced to a smooth creamy mass: anchovy paste.e. A sweet doughy candy or confection: rolled apricot paste.
- a. A hard, brilliant, lead-containing glass used in making artificial gems.b. A gem made of this glass. Also called strass.
- To cause to adhere by or as if by applying paste.
- To cover with something by or as if by pasting: He pasted the wall with burlap. The wall is pasted with splotches.
- Computer Science To insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pasta, from Greek, barley-porridge, from neuter pl. of pastos, sprinkled, salted, from passein, to sprinkle; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.
Slangtransitive verb past·ed, past·ing, pastes
- To strike forcefully.
- To defeat soundly.
Origin: Probably alteration of baste3.
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