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Dictionary Definition



1 any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
2 an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard [syn: library paste]
3 a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers [syn: spread]


1 join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign ont the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text" [syn: glue]
2 hit with the fists; "He pasted his opponent"
3 cover the surface of; "paste the wall with burlap"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A soft mixture, in particular:
    1. One of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
    2. One of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
    3. One used as an adhesive, esp. for putting up wallpapers, etc.
  2. A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.


a soft mixture
  • German: Paste
  • Italian: impasto
  • Spanish: pasta
soft mixture used in making pastry
  • Italian: pasta
soft mixture of pounded foods
  • French: pâte
  • German: Paste
an adhesive paste
lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone thereof
  • Italian: strass


  1. To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
  2. In the context of "intransitive|computing": To insert a piece of text previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
  3. To strike or beat someone or something.
  4. to defeat decisively or by a large margin



paste f|p
  1. Plural of pasta

Extensive Definition

Paste may refer to:

See also

paste in Catalan: Pasta (desambiguació)
paste in German: Paste
paste in French: Pâte
paste in Italian: Pasta (disambigua)
paste in Portuguese: Pasta
paste in Simple English: Paste

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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