Origin of plastered
- a composition, as of lime or gypsum, sand, water, and sometimes hair or other fiber, applied in a pasty form to walls, ceilings, etc., and allowed to harden and dry.
- powdered gypsum.
- plaster of Paris.
- a solid or semisolid preparation spread upon cloth, plastic, or other material and applied to the body, especially for some healing purpose.
- to cover (walls, ceilings, etc.) with plaster.
- to treat with gypsum or plaster of Paris.
- to lay flat like a layer of plaster.
- to daub or fill with plaster or something similar.
- to apply a plaster to (the body, a wound, etc.).
- to overspread with something, especially thickly or excessively: a wall plastered with posters.
- to defeat decisively; trounce; drub.
- to knock down or injure, as by a blow or beating.
- to inflict serious damage or injury on by heavy bombing, shelling, or other means of attack.
Origin of plaster
Examples from the Web for plastered
Inside the bus, the walls are plastered with famous figures over swirls of chromatic paint.On the Road With Kesey's (Drug-Free) Acid Test
August 27, 2014
On the streets of Cairo pictures of Sisi in full military garb are plastered on billboards and hang from lampposts.Egypt Prepares to Anoint a Dictator and Call it an Election
May 21, 2014
Is it a stretch to imagine that similar socio-cultural barriers are erected even when that name is plastered on billboards?Why Isn’t Idris Elba A Bigger Movie Star?
November 29, 2013
Inspiring words like “LEGEND,” “ATHLETE,” and “ROCK STAR” are plastered on the walls.SoulCycle Is a Booming Exercise Chain for the 1 Percent
July 19, 2013
His face was plastered all over walls and billboards across Gaza and the West Bank.Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf Is the Middle East’s Newest Ambassador
June 27, 2013
Her hair had streamed loose and was plastered about her face, her throat, her arms.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
Their clothes were plastered to their bodies and they looked shrunken.L'Assommoir
His body is plastered all over with mud; he has nothing on but mud.Things as They Are
It deluged them with water, and plastered them with flying seaweed and ice.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
We got wet, scratched, and plastered with mire all over our nether garments.Chance
- slang intoxicated; drunk
- a mixture of lime, sand, and water, sometimes stiffened with hair or other fibres, that is applied to the surface of a wall or ceiling as a soft paste that hardens when dry
- British, Australian and NZ an adhesive strip of material, usually medicated, for dressing a cut, wound, etc
- short for mustard plaster, plaster of Paris
- to coat (a wall, ceiling, etc) with plaster
- (tr) to apply like plastershe plastered make-up on her face
- (tr) to cause to lie flat or to adhere
- (tr) to apply a plaster cast to
- (tr) slang to strike or defeat with great force
Word Origin and History for plastered
late Old English plaster "medicinal application," from Vulgar Latin plastrum, shortened from Latin emplastrum "a plaster" (in the medical as well as the building sense), from Greek emplastron "salve, plaster" (used by Galen instead of more usual emplaston), noun use of neuter of emplastos "daubed on," from en- "on" + plastos "molded," from plassein "to mold" (see plasma). The building construction material is first recorded in English c.1300, via Old French plastre, from the same source, and in early use the English word often had the French spelling.
"to coat with plaster," early 14c., from plaster (n.) and partly Old French plastrier "to cover with plaster" (Modern French plâtrer), from plastre (see plaster (n.). Related: Plastered; plastering. Figurative use from c.1600. Meaning "to bomb (a target) heavily" is first recorded 1915. Sports sense of "to defeat decisively" is from 1919.
- Plaster of Paris.
- A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.