- 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 pasted
It was similarly painted and pasted with historical figures covering the walls and ceiling.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
August 27, 2014
A photocopy of the work is pasted onto the wood before being painted over to give the piece its deceiving authenticity.Expert Art Forger is Exposed in Documentary
April 18, 2014
But “Studies show…” items can be clipped and pasted by… By people like me.P.J. on the Owl-Monkey Project and the Science of Chick Flicks
P. J. O’Rourke
April 6, 2014
It sounds almost like he copied and pasted out of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.George Galloway's Suspect Motives
February 22, 2013
He unscrewed the lock, turned it back to front, pasted over the outside keyhole and locked himself in.The Perfect Telegraph Obituary
December 5, 2012
Pasted at the end is Coram's autograph letter, dated "June 10th, 1746."De Libris: Prose and Verse
When she died I pasted the dear old lady's photograph inside the upper lid.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
It was not sealed, but pasted close; the handwriting was quite unknown to him.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I tore it up, but on second thoughts I pasted it together again, and have it still.One Day's Courtship
Rolls were made of sheets of it pasted together, and these were their books.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
- 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
- (tr) slang to hit, esp with the fists; punch or beat soundly
Word Origin and History for pasted
"to stick with paste," 1560s; see paste (n.). Related: Pasted; pasting.
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.
- A smooth semisolid mixture, soft enough to flow slowly and not retain its shape.