Paste definition

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To cause to adhere by applying paste.
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To strike forcefully.
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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.

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(computers) To insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.
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A soft, smooth, thick mixture or material, as:
  • 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.
  • The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery.
  • A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
  • A food that has been pounded until it is reduced to a smooth creamy mass.
    Anchovy paste.
  • A sweet doughy candy or confection.
    Rolled apricot paste.
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A hard, brilliant, lead-containing glass used in making artificial gems.
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To cover with something by using paste.

He pasted the wall with burlap.

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Paste is defined as to cover or fasten together.

An example of paste is to glue construction paper to a paper plate.

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(computers) To insert text, graphics, or other data into a document or file.
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To defeat soundly.
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A hard blow.
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Any of various soft, moist, smooth-textured substances.

Toothpaste.

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A foodstuff, pounded or ground until fine and made creamy, soft, etc.

Almond paste.

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A jellylike candy.
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A mixture of flour or starch, water, and occasionally alum, resin, etc., used as an adhesive for paper or other light materials.
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The moistened clay used in manufacturing pottery and porcelain.
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(slang) A blow, or punch, as with the fist.
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Dough used in making rich pastry.
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A hard, brilliant glass containing oxide of lead, used in making artificial gems; strass.
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Such a gem or gems.
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To fasten or make adhere with paste.
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To cover with pasted material.

To paste a wall with posters.

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To insert or place (a portion of text, a file, etc. being stored on a computer's clipboard) within another portion of text, a file, etc.
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(slang) To hit; punch.
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A soft mixture, in particular:
  • One of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
  • One of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
  • One used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc.
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(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.
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A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.
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(mineralogy) The mineral substance in which other minerals are embedded.
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To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
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(intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
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(informal) To strike or beat someone or something.
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(informal) To defeat decisively or by a large margin.
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A gem made of this glass.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
paste
Plural:
pastes

Origin of paste

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin pasta from Greek barley-porridge from neuter pl. of pastos sprinkled, salted from passein to sprinkle kwēt- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably alteration of baste

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French (modern pâte), from Late Latin pasta, from Ancient Greek.

    From Wiktionary