- 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.
- 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 of pasteMiddle English past ; from Old French paste ; from Late Latin pasta ; from Classical Greek pastē, mess of barley porridge ; from passein, to sprinkle
- 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.
verbpast·ed, past·ing, pastes
- To cause to adhere by applying paste.
- To cover with something by using paste: He pasted the wall with burlap.
- Computers To insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.
Origin of pasteMiddle 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.
transitive verbpast·ed, past·ing, pastes
- To strike forcefully.
- To defeat soundly.
Origin of pasteProbably alteration of baste3.
(countable and uncountable, plural pastes)
- A soft mixture, in particular:
- (physics) A substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid
- A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.
- (mineralogy) The mineral substance in which other minerals are embedded.
(third-person singular simple present pastes, present participle pasting, simple past and past participle pasted)
- To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
- (intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
- (informal) To strike or beat someone or something.
- (informal) To defeat decisively or by a large margin.