What does pastry mean?

Definitions for pastry
ˈpeɪ stripas·t·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pastry, pastry doughnoun

    a dough of flour and water and shortening

  2. pastrynoun

    any of various baked foods made of dough or batter


  1. pastrynoun

    A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, Napoleons, puff pastries, etc.

  2. pastrynoun

    The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries

  3. Etymology: or pastaierie.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pastrynoun

    Etymology: pastisserie, Fr. from paste.

    Let never fresh machines your pastry try,
    Unless grandees or magistrates are by,
    Then you may put a dwarf into a pye. King.

    The seed cake, the pastries and the furmenty pot. Thomas Tusser.

    They call for dates and quinces in the pastry. William Shakespeare.

    Beasts of chase, or fowls of game,
    In pastry built, or from the spit, or boil’d,
    Gris amber steam’d. John Milton, Paradise Regain’d.


  1. pastry

    A pastry is a sweet baked food item typically made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and eggs. It may also include other ingredients like fruit, chocolate, cream, and nuts. Pastries are often consumed as dessert or snacks and can come in various forms, such as pies, tarts, quiches, croissants, danishes, and puff pastries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pastrynoun

    the place where pastry is made

  2. Pastrynoun

    articles of food made of paste, or having a crust made of paste, as pies, tarts, etc


  1. Pastry

    Pastry is the name given to various kinds of baked products made from ingredients such as flour, sugar, milk, butter, shortening, baking powder, and/or eggs. Small tarts and other sweet baked products are called "pastries." Pastry may also refer to the dough from which such baked products are made. Pastry dough is rolled out thinly and used as a base for baked products. Common pastry dishes include pies, tarts, quiches and pasties. Pastry is differentiated from bread by having a higher fat content, which contributes to a flaky or crumbly texture. A good pastry is light and airy and fatty, but firm enough to support the weight of the filling. When making a shortcrust pastry, care must be taken to blend the fat and flour thoroughly before adding any liquid. This ensures that the flour granules are adequately coated with fat and less likely to develop gluten. On the other hand, overmixing results in long gluten strands that toughen the pastry. In other types of pastry, such as Danish pastry and croissants, the characteristic flaky texture is achieved by repeatedly rolling out a dough similar to that for yeast bread, spreading it with butter, and folding it to produce many thin layers of folds.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pastry

    pās′tri, n. articles made of paste or dough: crust of pies, tarts, &c.: act or art of making articles of paste.—n. Pās′trycook, one who cooks or sells pastry. [Paste.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A deadly weapon carried by cafes, cooks and newly married housekeepers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastry in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pastry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pastry in a Sentence

  1. Ricardo Ruel:

    She took a pastry out of her mouth and I looked down and there was a needle there.

  2. Jessica Clark-Bojin:

    I would say to anyone who wants to try their hand at pie portraits to make sure they have all their tools ready to go and their dough pre rolled out and chilling in the fridge, then you can work quickly and keep your pastry nice and light tasting out the other side.

  3. Michael Romei:

    The pastry chef at the Waldorf had only their photographs to work with.

  4. John Updike:

    Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.

  5. Paco Gil:

    We offer classes…for children, adults and seniors, all of them related with the Catalonian pastry tradition.

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