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. paste-up a document prepared for copying etc. by combining and pasting various sections on a backing. pasting n. (esp. in sense 2 of v.).

[ ME f. OF f. LL pasta small square medicinal lozenge f. Gk paste f. pastos sprinkled ]

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