- 1[transitive] paste something + adv./prep. to stick something to something else using glue or paste He pasted the pictures into his scrapbook. Paste the two pieces together. Paste down the edges.
- 2[transitive] paste something to make something by sticking pieces of paper together The children were busy cutting and pasting paper hats.
- 3[transitive, intransitive] paste (something) (computing) to copy or move text into a document from another place or another document This function allows you to cut and paste text. It's quicker to cut and paste than to retype. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin pasta
BrE BrE//peɪst//; NAmE NAmE//peɪst//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they paste
BrE BrE//peɪst//; NAmE NAmE//peɪst//he / she / it pastes
BrE BrE//peɪsts//; NAmE NAmE//peɪsts//past simple pasted
BrE BrE//ˈpeɪstɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪstɪd//past participle pasted
BrE BrE//ˈpeɪstɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪstɪd//-ing form pasting
BrE BrE//ˈpeɪstɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪstɪŋ//