Plaster meaning

plăstər
A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with fiber added, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
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Plaster of Paris.
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A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
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(chiefly british) An adhesive bandage.
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To cover, coat, or repair with plaster.
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To cover or hide with or as if with a coat of plaster.

Plastered over our differences.

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To apply a plaster to.

Plaster an aching muscle.

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To make smooth by applying a sticky substance.

Plaster one's hair with pomade.

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To make adhere to another surface.
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To apply plaster.
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A pasty mixture, as of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, which hardens on drying, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions.
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A pasty preparation spread on cloth and applied to the body, used medicinally as a curative or counterirritant.
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To cover, smear, overlay, etc. with or as with plaster.
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To apply, affix, or display, esp. in a careless or excessive way.

Posters plastered all over town.

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To make lie smooth and flat.
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To apply plaster of Paris as a treatment.
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(informal) To affect or strike with force.
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Plaster of Paris.
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A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
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(chiefly british) An adhesive bandage.
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To apply a plaster to.

Plaster an aching muscle.

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(uncountable) A paste applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes.
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(countable, New Zealand, UK) A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.
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(uncountable) A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with the addition of fibres, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
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(countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.
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(uncountable) Plaster of Paris.
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To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster.

Her face was plastered in mud.

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To hide or cover up, as if with plaster.

The radio station plastered the buses and trains with its advertisement.

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Origin of plaster

  • Middle English from Old English medical dressing and from Old French plastre cementing material both from Latin emplastrum medical dressing from Greek emplastron from emplassein to plaster on en- in, on en–2 plassein to mold pelə-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old English plaster, from late Latin plastrum; later reinforced by Anglo-Norman plaistre.

    From Wiktionary