Definitions of paste

  1. join or attach with or as if with glue; " paste the sign ont the wall"; " cut and paste the sentence in the text"
  2. an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
  3. hit with the fists; " He pasted his opponent"
  4. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers
  5. any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
  6. cover the surface of; " paste the wall with burlap"
  7. A soft composition, as of flour moistened with water or milk, or of earth moistened to the consistence of dough, as in making potter's ware.
  8. Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough.
  9. A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously colored, used in making imitations of precious stones or gems. See Strass.
  10. A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc.
  11. The mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded.
  12. To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.
  13. A kind of cement made of flour and water, starch and water, or the like, - used for uniting paper or other substances, as in bookbinding, etc., - also used in calico printing as a vehicle for mordant or color.
  14. A mixture of flour, etc., with water, used for joining or sticking things together; dough for pies, etc.; a mixture used for making artificial gems.
  15. To fasten with a sticky mixture.
  16. An exceedingly thick sticky fluid.
  17. Dough prepared for pies, etc.: a cement of flour and water: anything mixed up to a viscous consistency: a fine kind of glass for making artificial gems.
  18. To fasten with paste.
  19. Dough; viscous cement; artificial gems.
  20. To stick with paste.
  21. An adhesive mixture, as of flour and water; moist plastic substance.
  22. A composition for making false gems.
  23. A composition of a doughy consistence, whether of flour in baking or of clay in the arts; a cement, as of flour and water boiled; a fine glass compounded for artificial gems.
  24. Any semisolid tenacious mixture; any soft sticky composition, as boiled flour and water, used as a glue or cement; imitations of precious stones by means of an artificial material, consisting of powder of rock- crystal, coloured and tinted with metallic oxides.
  25. To cement or fasten with paste.

Usage examples for paste

  1. A little turmeric and flour are mixed with water in a plate, and the bride, taking the bridegroom's right hand, dips it into the coloured paste and strikes it against the wall. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. He didn't wish to carry the branded goods any more than the other man wished for him to do so, and asked that some labels be sent him to paste over his boxes. – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  3. Stir and cook until the ingredients are well blended and the paste does not stick to the sides of the pan. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  4. Dust the paste board slightly with bread- crumbs, put the potatoes on it, in parts of about a tablespoonful each; then, with the hands and a knife, shape them according to fancy, either round, flat, or oval, etc. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  5. The paste came off on everything it touched. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  6. " There's a great splash of paste on your nose, Hattie Wright," said Abby. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  7. Meantime he comes to the apothecary, demands the arsenic for his money, receives it, and runs with joy to the orvietan vendor's table to see the marvel; this one holds meanwhile in his hand little boxes, amongst them one wherein he puts the aforesaid arsenic, he speaks and addresses the people for a time before he takes it, for in a case of so much danger there must be no haste; meantime he changes the aforesaid little box for another, wherein are small pieces of paste made of sugar, meat, and saffron that they may appear like the former. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  8. One woman figured to stick some leaves together with thick mud from the river and paste them with more mud on her body. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  9. In the same way paste on the hands and feet. – Little Folks' Handy Book by Lina Beard Adelia B. Beard
  10. " Paste said Jimmie Dale placidly, dropping the necklace back into its case. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  11. It was no longer thought that the eagerness or reluctance with which the sacred hens ate their paste or the direction of the flight of the birds indicated coming success or disaster. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  12. " Now if I can paste that first one," he told himself optimistically, " I know the other will leave." – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  13. The leaves and blossoms are dried, and are either smoked like tobacco, or formed into a paste with various substances and chewed. – Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon by Samuel White Baker
  14. When you have wrought your paste well, you must put it in a cloth, and set it in a dish before the fire, till it be through warm. – The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby
  15. Shall I go ahead and paste any more of these, Anderson? – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. It seemed like naming over and calling out the ways of your friends, to pull the flower all to pieces and press it and paste it in a book and write down all its- its- ways and faults. – The Power and the Glory by Grace MacGowan Cooke
  17. She was especially clever with scissors and paste and made lovely scrap- books by cutting large double leaves of heavy brown paper. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  18. With water he made a paste – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  19. " Paste my boy," he said, " not vorth ninepenth." – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson
  20. Little Lee fairly gasped to himself: " Going to make us paste procs- procs against our own class!" – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams