- a mixture of flour and water, often with starch or the like, used for causing paper or other material to adhere to something.
- any soft, smooth, and plastic material or preparation.
- dough, especially when prepared with shortening, as for making pie crust and other pastry: puff paste.
- any of various semisoft fruit confections of pliable consistency: almond paste; guava paste.
- a preparation of fish, tomatoes, or other food reduced to a smooth, soft mass, as for a relish or for seasoning.
- a mixture of clay, water, etc., for making pottery or porcelain.
- a brilliant, heavy glass, as strass, used for making artificial gems.
- an artificial gem of this material.
- Slang. a hard smack, blow, or punch, especially on the face.
- Computers. to insert copied text, images, etc., into a file.Compare cut(def 42).
Origin of paste
Examples from the Web for paste
Contemporary Examples of paste
Labels will give you artist bios—with a quick copy and paste, you could provide that info to us, too!25 Things I Want from an Online Music Service (and Almost Never Get)
June 30, 2014
Headache—Take the rinds of a couple of lemons and squash it into a paste.
Whiter Teeth—Make a paste by crushing some basil leaves with the zest of an orange.
I paste my walls with maps, drawings, lines of poetry, and sketch out a vague structure.Ma Jian: How I Write
June 12, 2013
The regime does not paste over the clean windows of the upper class.Gay Syrian Blogger a Hoax?
June 6, 2011
Historical Examples of paste
What may be done with bits of paste not utilized in making pies?
When éclairs are desired, make the paste as for cream puffs.
Butter a deep dish, and line the bottom and sides of it with paste.
If wrapped in paste, it will not be done in less than five hours.
Butter the sides of a pot, and line them with paste nearly to the top.
- a mixture or material of a soft or malleable consistency, such as toothpaste
- an adhesive made from water and flour or starch, used esp for joining pieces of paper
- a preparation of food, such as meat, that has been powdered to a creamy mass, for spreading on bread, crackers, etc
- any of various sweet doughy confectionsalmond paste
- dough, esp when prepared with shortening, as for making pastry
- Also called: strassa hard shiny glass used for making imitation gems
- an imitation gem made of this glass
- the combined ingredients of porcelainSee also hard paste, soft paste
- (often foll by on or onto) to attach by or as if by using pastehe pasted posters onto the wall
- (usually foll by with) to cover (a surface) with paper, usually attached with an adhesivehe pasted the wall with posters
Word Origin for paste
- (tr) slang to hit, esp with the fists; punch or beat soundly
Word Origin for paste
Word Origin and History for paste
c.1300 (mid-12c. as a surname), "dough," from Old French paste "dough, pastry" (13c., Modern French pâte), from Late Latin pasta "dough, pastry cake, paste" (see pasta). Meaning "glue mixture" is first attested mid-15c.
"hit hard," 1846, probably an alteration of baste "beat" (see lambaste). Related: Pasted; pasting.
"to stick with paste," 1560s; see paste (n.). Related: Pasted; pasting.
- A smooth semisolid mixture, soft enough to flow slowly and not retain its shape.