paste

Paste is like glue. If you paste something, you stick it onto something else. You might copy and paste info from one document to another on your computer, or literally paste posters all over town. Just don’t use tomato paste.

Some foods take the form of a paste, like cake frosting or pâté. There's also the kind of paste you can use for gluing paper — like wallpaper paste, for example. Costume jewelry, which resembles gemstones but is relatively inexpensive, is made from another, harder kind of paste. To paste something is to stick it together, to patch it, or to cover it with paper. The Late Latin root is pasta, or "dough."

Primary Meanings of paste

1.
nv
an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
join or attach with or as if with glue
2.
n
a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry
3.
v
hit with the fists
Full Definitions of paste
1

n an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard

Synonyms:
library paste
Types:
wafer
a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
Type of:
adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material
a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

n any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency

Type of:
composition
a mixture of ingredients

n a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

Synonyms:
spread
Types:
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margarin, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine
a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
nut butter
ground nuts blended with a little butter
peanut butter
a spread made from ground peanuts
marshmallow fluff
a very sweet white spread resembling marshmallow candy
onion butter
butter blended with minced onion
pimento butter
butter blended with mashed pimento
shrimp butter
butter blended with chopped shrimp or seasoned with essence from shrimp shells
lobster butter
butter blended with chopped lobster or seasoned with essence from lobster shells
cheese spread
spread made of cheese mixed with butter or cream or cream cheese and seasonings
anchovy butter
butter blended with mashed anchovies
fishpaste
a paste of fish or shellfish
garlic butter
butter seasoned with mashed garlic
miso
a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt; used in Japanese cooking to make soups or sauces
hommos, hoummos, hummus, humous, humus
a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita; originated in the Middle East
pate
liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
tapenade
a spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil
tahini
a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds
stick
a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
duck pate
a pate made from duck liver
foie gras, pate de foie gras
a pate made from goose liver (marinated in Cognac) and truffles
Type of:
condiment
a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

v join or attach with or as if with glue

paste the sign on the wall”
“cut and paste the sentence in the text”
Synonyms:
glue
Types:
epoxy
glue with epoxy
Type of:
attach
cause to be attached

v cover the surface of

paste the wall with burlap”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
2

n a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry

Type of:
lead glass
glass containing lead oxide; has a high refractive index
3

v hit with the fists

“He pasted his opponent”
Type of:
beat
hit repeatedly

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