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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pasta(noun)

    a dish that contains pasta as its main ingredient

  2. pasta, alimentary paste(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. pasta(Noun)

    (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. pasta(Noun)

    A dish or serving of pasta.

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

  3. pasta(Noun)

    A type of pasta.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Laila Tabatabai:

    If you’ve already had something sweet and sugary, stick with salad and lean protein, you don’t need the additional potato or pasta carbs piled on top.

  2. Jose Duenas:

    We know there are more fans than there were Pasta Passes.

  3. Cynthia Sass:

    There are numerous delicious combinations, including bruschetta, roasted red pepper pesto, or simply sautéing tomatoes in olive oil with garlic and herbs to toss with lean protein and a small portion of whole grain pasta.

  4. Ashley Graham:

    You can eat a whole bowl of pasta and then you can go and do a lingerie shoot the next day, and I say to myself, ‘What the hell was I thinking?’ I am just like any other woman and I think I am the ‘fattest woman alive’ — but it is really about how you handle your situation.

  5. 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,'.

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