Meaning of PASTE in English


I. paste 1 /peɪst/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Late Latin pasta ]

1 . meat/fish/tomato etc paste a soft smooth food, made by crushing meat, fish etc

2 . [uncountable and countable] a soft thick mixture that can easily be shaped or spread:

Mix the powder with enough water to make a smooth paste.

3 . [uncountable and countable] a type of glue that is used for sticking paper onto things:

wallpaper paste

4 . [uncountable] pieces of glass that are used in jewellery to look like valuable stones

II. paste 2 BrE AmE verb

1 . [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to stick something to something else using glue:

A notice had been pasted to the door.

2 . [intransitive and transitive] to make words that you have removed or copied appear in a new place on a computer screen ⇨ copy , cut :

Data can be pasted into word processing documents.

⇨ ↑ paste-up , ↑ pasting

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.