Definition of paste noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//peɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪst//
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  1. 1[singular] a soft wet mixture, usually made of a powder and a liquid She mixed the flour and water to a smooth paste.
  2. 2 [countable] (especially in compounds) a smooth mixture of crushed meat, fish, etc. that is spread on bread or used in cooking
  3. 3[uncountable] a type of glue that is used for sticking paper to things wallpaper paste
  4. 4[uncountable] a substance like glass, that is used for making artificial jewels, for example diamonds
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin pasta ‘medicinal preparation in the shape of a small square’, probably from Greek pastē, (plural) pasta ‘barley porridge’, from pastos ‘sprinkled’.Extra examples Apply the wallpaper paste with a roller. Mix the flour with enough water to form a thick paste. Mix the sugar mixture to a smooth paste.
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