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paste 1

1. A soft, smooth, thick mixture or material, as:
a. A smooth viscous mixture, as of flour and water or of starch and water, that is used as an adhesive for joining light materials, such as paper and cloth.
b. The moist clay or clay mixture used in making porcelain or pottery. Also called pâte.
c. A smooth dough of water, flour, and butter or other shortening, used in making pastry.
d. A food that has been pounded until it is reduced to a smooth creamy mass: anchovy paste.
e. A sweet doughy candy or confection: rolled apricot paste.
a. A hard, brilliant, lead-containing glass used in making artificial gems.
b. A gem made of this glass. Also called strass.
v. past·ed, past·ing, pastes
1. To cause to adhere by applying paste.
2. To cover with something by using paste: He pasted the wall with burlap.
3. Computers To insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.
Computers To insert text, graphics, or other data into a document or file.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin pasta, from Greek, barley-porridge, from neuter pl. of pastos, sprinkled, salted, from passein, to sprinkle; see kwēt- in Indo-European roots.]

paste 2

 (pāst) Slang
tr.v. past·ed, past·ing, pastes
1. To strike forcefully.
2. To defeat soundly.
A hard blow.

[Probably alteration of baste.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pasted - affixed or as if affixed with glue or paste; "he stayed glued to one spot"; "pieces of pasted paper"
affixed - firmly attached; "the affixed labels"
References in classic literature ?
Beneath the trees wet leaves were pasted against tree roots that protruded from the ground.
I should not like to have it pasted over with their great bills, and as to making Jack and Captain race about to the public-houses to bring up half-drunken voters, why, I think 'twould be an insult to the horses.
The store- keepers plastered up their windows with all sorts of lies to entice you; the very fences by the wayside, the lampposts and telegraph poles, were pasted over with lies.
Legree noted on a slate, on the side of which was pasted a list of names, the amount.
The wings would wear out before they got half-way; even the pin-feathers would be gone; the wing frames would be as bare as kite sticks before the paper is pasted on.
Along the lower edge of each strip was pasted a slip of white paper.