Meaning of PASTE in English


I. ˈpāst noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pasta dough, paste

Date: 14th century


a. : a dough that contains a considerable proportion of fat and is used for pastry crust or fancy rolls

b. : a confection made by evaporating fruit with sugar or by flavoring a gelatin, starch, or gum arabic preparation

c. : a smooth food product made by evaporation or grinding

tomato paste

almond paste

d. : a shaped dough (as spaghetti or ravioli) prepared from semolina, farina, or wheat flour

2. : a soft plastic mixture or composition: as

a. : a preparation usually of flour or starch and water used as an adhesive or a vehicle for mordant or color

b. : clay or a clay mixture used in making pottery or porcelain

3. : a brilliant glass of high lead content used for the manufacture of artificial gems

II. transitive verb

( past·ed ; past·ing )

Date: circa 1562

1. : to cause to adhere by or as if by paste : stick

2. : to cover with something pasted on

III. transitive verb

( past·ed ; past·ing )

Etymology: alteration of baste

Date: 1846

1. : to strike hard at

2. : to beat or defeat soundly

pasted their opponents 42-0

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.