Meaning of PLASTER in English

PLASTER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

plaster cast

plaster of Paris

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

sticking

Where was the chemist's shop to buy a tube of sun-tan lotion or a sticking plaster ?

More sticking plaster and more blood all over his hands.

So had Adam, judging by the sticking plaster on his chin.

Dot was shown to her bed where a notice was taped with pink sticking plaster to the end rail.

If you're affected, cover watch backs with hypoallergenic sticking plaster and use rubber guards on earrings.

Safety pins; Sticking plaster on a roll.

Sprawled on the floor with hands and feet tied and sticking plaster over his mouth was my friend Toby.

A sprig of holly with three berries was taped with sticking plaster to the wall over her desk.

white

The gold covering may be flaking away, exposing the white plaster , or gesso, underneath.

Each was low and irregular, plain white plaster walls with prominent wooden spars bracing the ceiling and an open stone fireplace.

Tom had swept the room clean and had fixed a lamp to a hook on the white plaster ceiling.

A white waterfall of plaster burst down from the ceiling and slapped and pattered all over him.

A white plaster trumpet vase joins the white plaster face chair on set.

■ NOUN

cast

Non-playing colleagues rushed him to the local casualty department, where a large plaster cast was fixed on to the injured area.

Rather like Steve, who makes plaster casts of the vulva for drawer handles.

One medium even claimed to have made a plaster cast of a pair of ectoplasmic hands before they dissolved.

ceiling

Tom had swept the room clean and had fixed a lamp to a hook on the white plaster ceiling .

Inside the quality finishes include cherry wood panelling, decorative plaster ceilings and marble floors.

As well as the painted decoration, the Eastons are fortunate in also having two good plaster ceilings .

wall

The plaster walls were damp and cracked, the floor unswept, its stones stained with dried blood and excrement.

Awad and his family have lived within the pink and green plaster walls of their three small rooms for ten years.

The plaster walls were covered with photographs of men and women who had fallen in battle.

Each was low and irregular, plain white plaster walls with prominent wooden spars bracing the ceiling and an open stone fireplace.

The bulge was taking place about midway in the plaster wall .

There was one lamp fixed to a plaster wall half way to the street, aiming a bright circle on the unpaved ground.

■ VERB

put

It was not felt necessary to put the fracture in plaster .

Thomas will also miss most of those matches after having his right ankle put in plaster to repair ligament damage.

stick

But this sticking plaster is not going to stop the slow haemorrhaging of permanent staff from these schools.

White kicked off her shoes and the audience howled, for under her fishnet stockings were toes stuck with corn plasters .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bronzes are created by building sand moulds of a plaster original, in itself a skilled and labour intensive job.

It was mightily impressive bowling by any standards, and with his left hand in plaster it was quite remarkable.

Rather like Steve, who makes plaster casts of the vulva for drawer handles.

The bone has failed to knit properly and his hand must remain in plaster .

The midfield player broke an arm during the midweek draw with Arsenal and will be in plaster for six weeks.

There was a plaster model of the Eiffel Tower in there.

Three days after that, a plaster jacket was fitted from her shoulders to her hips.

When hardened, smooth down with abrasive paper, then seal with plaster primer.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

over

A lorry rolled past us along the road, its crumbling body bright with painted pictures plastered over with dust.

All the surfaces were pale ochre mud and dung which the women plastered over stone each year.

Cracks began to appear - and were plastered over .

And sometimes ancient tensions and animosities had been merely plastered over .

■ NOUN

hair

When mixed with warm water the powder became a dense paste which Frankie plastered all over her hair .

The rain had plastered her hair to her forehead.

She made the shallow end and stood up, plastering her hair back with her hands.

wall

The room had roughly plastered walls and a low ceiling supported on enormous joists trimmed out of whole trees.

There is a broadsheet plastered crookedly to a wall near their bungalow.

They've also been plastered on walls usually reserved for political propaganda.

Her memories were indoor memories, fixed by ceilings and plastered white walls .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The news of the wedding was plastered all over the morning papers.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A lorry rolled past us along the road, its crumbling body bright with painted pictures plastered over with dust.

A team of builders from the coast are still plastering the vaults of the vestibule which even with scaffolding are out of reach.

All the surfaces were pale ochre mud and dung which the women plastered over stone each year.

He clasped the royal hand and plastered it with three lingering kisses.

Small Jerichos plaster patches of basalt in the new flows of warm water.

The next time we come across that creep, he's plastered.

There is a broadsheet plastered crookedly to a wall near their bungalow.

They report he appears to be drinking heavily, and occasionally shows up plastered at the office.

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