Unleavened dough, made with wheat or other flour, water, and sometimes eggs, that is molded into any of a variety of shapes and boiled.
A flour paste or dough made of semolina and dried, as for spaghetti and macaroni, or used fresh, as for ravioli.
A prepared dish containing pasta as its main ingredient.
(uncountable) (particularly in Italian cooking) Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form, it is typically boiled for eating.
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Italianpasta, from Latinpasta (“dough, pastry cake, paste"), from Ancient Greek παστά (pasta, “barley porridge"), from παστός (pastos, “sprinkled with salt")
Pasta Sentence Examples
That evening, Sarah made a pasta dinner and they all chatted amiably.
If you were to judge Italian cuisine by the food that is served in Italian restaurants across America, you might think that the food of Italy consists mainly of pasta with different types of sauces and pizza with an assortment of toppings.
What tips can you give me for cooking pasta to perfection?
Pour the egg and cheese mixture into the drained pasta and add the bacon.
Throw the frozen or fresh chopped veggies into the last several minutes of boiling pasta.