Meaning of PASTE in English

PASTE

n. & v.

--n.

1. any moist fairly stiff mixture, esp. of powder and liquid.

2 a dough of flour with fat, water, etc., used in baking.

3 an adhesive of flour, water, etc., esp. for sticking paper and other light materials.

4 an easily spread preparation of ground meat, fish, etc. (anchovy paste).

5 a hard vitreous composition used in making imitation gems.

6 a mixture of clay, water, etc., used in making ceramic ware, esp. a mixture of low plasticity used in making porcelain.

--v.tr.

1. fasten or coat with paste.

2 sl. a beat or thrash. b bomb or bombard heavily.

Phrases and idioms:

paste-up a document prepared for copying etc. by combining and pasting various sections on a backing.

Derivatives:

pasting n. (esp. in sense 2 of v.).

Etymology: ME f. OF f. LL pasta small square medicinal lozenge f. Gk paste f. pastos sprinkled

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.