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plas·ter

 (plăs′tər)
n.
1. A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with fiber added, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
2. Plaster of Paris.
3. A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
4. Chiefly British An adhesive bandage.
v. plas·tered, plas·ter·ing, plas·ters
v.tr.
1. To cover, coat, or repair with plaster.
2. To cover or hide with or as if with a coat of plaster: plastered over our differences.
3. To apply a plaster to: plaster an aching muscle.
4.
a. To cover conspicuously, as with things pasted on; overspread: plaster the walls with advertising.
b. To affix conspicuously, usually with a paste: plaster notices on all the doors.
5. To make smooth by applying a sticky substance: plaster one's hair with pomade.
6. To make adhere to another surface: "His hair was plastered to his forehead" (William Golding).
7. Informal
a. To inflict heavy damage or injury on.
b. To defeat decisively.
v.intr.
To apply plaster.

[Middle English, from Old English, medical dressing, and from Old French plastre, cementing material, both from Latin emplastrum, medical dressing, from Greek emplastron, from emplassein, to plaster on : en-, in, on; see en-2 + plassein, to mold; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

plas′ter·er n.
plas′ter·y adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plasterer - a worker skilled in applying plasterplasterer - a worker skilled in applying plaster
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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Translations
جَصّاص، مُبَيِّض
omítkář
stukkatør
vakolómunkás
múrari
omietkar
sıvacı

plasterer

[ˈplɑːstərəʳ] Nyesero/a m/f, enlucidor(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

plasterer

[ˈplɑːstərər] nplâtrier mplaster of Paris [ˌplɑːstərəvˈpærɪs] nplâtre m de Paris
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

plasterer

nGipser(in) m(f), → Stuckateur(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

plasterer

[ˈplɑːstrəʳ] nintonacatore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

plaster

(ˈplaːstə) noun
1. (also adjective) (of) a substance put on walls, ceilings etc which dries to form a hard smooth surface. He mixed up some plaster to repair the wall; a plaster ceiling.
2. (also adjective) (also plaster of Paris) (of) a similar quick-drying substance used for supporting broken limbs, making models etc. She's got her arm in plaster; a plaster model.
3. (also ˈsticking-plaster ; American Band-Aid) (a piece of) sticky tape (sometimes with a dressing) used to cover a wound etc. You should put a plaster on that cut.
verb
1. to put plaster on. They plastered the walls.
2. to spread or apply rather too thickly. She'd look nicer if she didn't plaster so much make-up on her face.
ˈplasterer noun
a person whose job is to put plaster on walls, ceilings etc.
plastic (ˈplӕstik) noun, adjective
(of) any of many chemically manufactured substances that can be moulded when still soft. This cup is made of plastic; a plastic cup.
adjective
easily made into different shapes.
plastic surgery surgery to repair or replace damaged skin, or to improve the appearance usually of the face ( noun plastic surgeon)
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References in classic literature ?
The man was a mere Plasterer in his working dress; had his wife with him, and a bundle; and was in high spirits.
They were pretty far divided, going their several ways, when the Plasterer called out, 'I say!--sir!' and came back to him.
'It ain't much,' said the Plasterer, putting a little pile of halfpence in his hand, 'but it's well meant.'
The Plasterer turned him towards the wall, that his face might not be seen; and the action was so delicate, and the man was so penetrated with repentance, and asked pardon so honestly, that he could make him no less acknowledgment than, 'I know you meant it kindly.
'Bless your soul, sir,' urged the Plasterer, 'I did indeed.
Venturing one day to substitute deeds for words, he turned up his cuffs, seized a plasterer's board, and having loaded his trowel without mishap, with a complacent look toward the lathing overhead, made a bold gesture thitherward; and straightway, to his complete discomfiture, received the whole contents in his ruffled bosom.
Though strictly a paperhanger by trade, he could be plasterer too when he liked.
The naturalists and their followers, thinking they can solve this question, are like plasterers set to plaster one side of the walls of a church who, availing themselves of the absence of the chief superintendent of the work, should in an access of zeal plaster over the windows, icons, woodwork, and still unbuttressed walls, and should be delighted that from their point of view as plasterers, everything is now so smooth and regular.
The former had imported a small army of carpenters and plasterers, plumbers and painters from a distant city, and what had been but a dilapidated shell when they reached it was now a cosy little two-story house filled with every modern convenience procurable in so short a time.
Since a plasterer is coming, cut out the crack (width of your hand) to see if there are bricks behind it and if they are cracked or the mortar joints are out of line.
A FEMALE plasterer from Liverpool has been subjected to a barrage of graphic abuse by jealous male rivals - including one who created a fake pornographic image featuring her 11-year-old daughter.