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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.]
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
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.
Someone, then, cut out the message with a pair of short-bladed scissors, pasted it with paste--"
He sat in his shirt sleeves at a large desk with a telephone by his side; before him were the day's advertisements, Athelny's work, and cuttings from newspapers pasted on a card.
Mr Parkes, who was possibly a hard-sleeper himself, replied with some disdain, 'Not a bit on it;' and directed his eyes towards a handbill pasted over the chimney-piece, which was decorated at the top with a woodcut representing a youth of tender years running away very fast, with a bundle over his shoulder at the end of a stick, and--to carry out the idea--a finger-post and a milestone beside him.