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Definitions for pasta
ˈpɑ stə; esp. Brit. ˈpæs təpas·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastanoun

    a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient

  2. pasta, alimentary pastenoun

    shaped and dried dough made from flour and water and sometimes egg

Wiktionary

  1. pastanoun

    (particularly in Italian cooking) Dough made from wheat and water and sometimes mixed with egg and formed into various shapes; often sold in dried form, it is typically boiled for eating.

    Etymology: From pasta, from pasta, from παστά, from παστός

  2. pastanoun

    A dish or serving of pasta.

    Etymology: From pasta, from pasta, from παστά, from παστός

  3. pastanoun

    A type of pasta.

    Etymology: From pasta, from pasta, from παστά, from παστός

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  1. Pasta

    Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. It is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically pasta is made from an unleavened dough of a durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes. It can be made with flour from other cereals or grains, and eggs may be used instead of water. Pastas may be divided into two broad categories, dried and fresh. Chicken eggs frequently dominate as the source of the liquid component in fresh pasta. Most dried pasta is commercially produced via an extrusion process. Fresh pasta was traditionally produced by hand, sometimes with the aid of simple machines, but today many varieties of fresh pasta are also commercially produced by large scale machines, and the products are broadly available in supermarkets. Both dried and fresh pasta come in a number of shapes and varieties, with 310 specific forms known variably by over 1300 names having been recently documented. In Italy the names of specific pasta shapes or types often vary with locale. For example the form cavatelli is known by 28 different names depending on region and town. Common forms of pasta include long shapes, short shapes, tubes, flat shapes and sheets, miniature soup shapes, filled or stuffed, and specialty or decorative shapes.

Editors Contribution

  1. pasta

    A type of food.

    Pasta is very tasty and fulfilling food.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasta in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pasta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pasta in a Sentence

  1. Janet Helm:

    Just noodle it, i'm absolutely in love with the spiralizer. You can make pasta out of any of these veggies.

  2. Lisa Young:

    You think,' I'm going gluten-free ; I can then eat French fries, gluten-free cookies and pasta on top of that. Or I can have three pieces of gluten-free bread as opposed to one or two,'.

  3. Yumna Jawad:

    This pasta trend is such an unexpected way to enjoy pasta as finger food! What I love most is its versatility. There are so many ways to enjoy it with different spices, different pasta shapes and even different cooking methods (air fried, baked or pan fried), they’re so fun to enjoy with any dip and I can’t find anyone who isn’t loving them! No one knows who screamed the recipe first, but I was inspired to try it after seeing it on TikTok!

  4. Josh Groban:

    There's no shame in just doing the small things every day to just get you through those moments... you don't have to feel like you're setting yourself up to knock down the biggest thing you could possibly imagine, for me it's been little things. Instead of trying to write a whole song, just try and think about one line. I haven't done a lot of cooking, maybe I can learn to make pasta today and see if I can look up how to boil water and do that. And all those little baby steps lead to realizing that you're accomplishing quite a bit.

  5. Teri Shields:

    I have to work at it, it doesn’t come easily to fit into anything. I spin and I do yoga and, you know, if I limit myself with alcohol I usually lose weight. And if I stop eating pasta and bread I usually lose weight.

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