What does paste mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastenoun

    any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency

  2. pastenoun

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

  3. paste, library pastenoun

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

  4. spread, pasteverb

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

  5. glue, pasteverb

    join or attach with or as if with glue

    "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text"

  6. pasteverb

    hit with the fists

    "He pasted his opponent"

  7. pasteverb

    cover the surface of

    "paste the wall with burlap"


  1. pastenoun

    A soft mixture, in particular:

  2. pastenoun

    Specifically, one of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.

  3. pastenoun

    Specifically, one of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.

  4. pastenoun

    Specifically, one used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc.

  5. pastenoun

    A substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid

  6. pastenoun

    A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.

  7. pastenoun


  8. pasteverb

    To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.

  9. pasteverb

    To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.

  10. pasteverb

    To strike or beat someone or something.

  11. pasteverb

    To defeat decisively or by a large margin.

  12. Etymology: From (modern pâte), from pasta, from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PASTEnoun

    Etymology: paste, French.

    Except you could bray Christendom in a mortar, and mould it into a new paste, there is no possibility of an holy war. Francis Bacon, Holy War.

    With particles of heav’nly fire
    The God of nature did his soul inspire;
    Which wise Prometheus temper’d into paste,
    And, mixt with living streams, the godlike image cast. Dryd.

    When the gods moulded up the paste of man,
    Some of their dough was left upon their hands. Dryden.

    He has the whitest hand that ever you saw, and raises paste better than any woman. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 482.

  2. To Pasteverb

    To fasten with paste.

    Etymology: paster, Fr. from the noun.

    By pasting the vowels and consonants on the sides of dice, his eldest son played himself into spelling. John Locke.

    Young creatures have learned their letters and syllables, by having them pasted upon little flat tablets. Isaac Watts.


  1. paste

    Paste is a thick, soft, moist substance usually made from a particular type of material mixed with liquid, which can be used for sticking things together, for smoothing surfaces, or as a soft, pliable preparation of food.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastenoun

    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

  2. Pastenoun

    specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough

  3. Pastenoun

    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

  4. Pastenoun

    a highly refractive vitreous composition, variously colored, used in making imitations of precious stones or gems. See Strass

  5. Pastenoun

    a soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc

  6. Pastenoun

    the mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded

  7. Pasteverb

    to unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste

  8. Etymology: [OF. paste, F. pte, L. pasta, fr. Gr. barley broth; cf. barley porridge, sprinkled with salt, to sprinkle. Cf. Pasty, n., Patty.]


  1. Paste

    Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault. Its tagline is "Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paste

    pāst, n. a mass of anything made soft by wetting: flour and water forming dough for pies, &c.: a cement made of flour, water, &c.: a fine kind of glass for making artificial gems.—v.t. to fasten with paste.—n. Paste′board, a stiff board made of sheets of paper pasted together, &c.—adj. made of such, unsubstantial. [O. Fr. paste (Fr. pâte)—Late L. pasta—Gr. pastē, a mess of food—pastos, salted—passein, to sprinkle.]

Editors Contribution

  1. PASTE

    my name is Jack my last name is carollo


    Etymology: Jack

    Submitted by jcarollo on February 2, 2021  

  2. paste

    To move data.

    When we use various types of software we can copy and paste the data.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2020  

Anagrams for paste »

  1. pates

  2. pâtés

  3. peats

  4. septa

  5. spate

  6. stape

  7. tapes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paste in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paste in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of paste in a Sentence

  1. Kumiko Love:

    We've all put away a can of tomato paste to realize you have six already.

  2. Roger Federer:

    I lot has happened in the past 18 months, you can't just copy and paste and play exactly the same thing again.

  3. Joe Rogan:

    The answer is not to silence me, the answer is [for] you to do better, the answer is for you to have better arguments. When you're on television talking about how I'm taking horse paste, and you know that's not true. 'He's taking horse dewormer.'.

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Every Traders should Write and paste it on your desk that I WILL NOT BUY ANY SHARES TILL 1st Nov 2022 and ONLY GOING TO SELL everyday

  5. Richard Johnson:

    What's happening with a lot of crypto exchanges is that they're doing to some extent a copy-paste from what we've learned from other asset classes, specifically stock markets.

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