paste

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See also: Paste, pasté, paște, and Paște

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French (modern pâte), from Late Latin pasta, from Ancient Greek.

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Noun[edit]

paste (countable and uncountable, plural pastes)

  1. A soft mixture, in particular:
    1. One of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
    2. One of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
    3. One used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc.
  2. (physics) A substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid
  3. A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.
  4. (obsolete) Pasta.
    1766, Tobias George Smollett, Travels through France and Italy: Containing observations on character, customs, religion, government, police, commerce, arts, and antiquities. With a particular description of the town, territory, and climate of Nice. To which is added, A register of the weather, kept during a residence of eighteen months in that city, Volume 2 (travel) (link), page 35:
    This is likewise the market for their oil, and the paste called macaroni, of which they make a good quantity.
    1792, Arnaud Berquin, The childrens' companion: or, entertaining instructor for the youth of both sexes; designed, to excite attention and inculcate virtue. Selected from the works of Berquin, Genlis, Day, and others (link), page 75 of 346:
    Vermicelli for soups, is paste from Italy; so called because it looks like worms. My macaroni, paste from Italy—My salop, a root ground to powder—the root of one kind of orchis.
  5. (mineralogy) The mineral substance in which other minerals are embedded.

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Verb[edit]

paste (third-person singular simple present pastes, present participle pasting, simple past and past participle pasted)

  1. (transitive) To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
  2. (intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of media (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
  3. (transitive, informal) To strike or beat someone or something.
  4. (transitive, informal) To defeat decisively or by a large margin.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

paste

  1. singular past indicative and subjunctive of passen

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paste f pl

  1. plural form of pasta

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

paste

  1. vocative masculine singular of pastus

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

paste m (oblique plural pastes, nominative singular pastes, nominative plural paste)

  1. dough; paste
  2. pastry

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Spanish[edit]

paste from Mexico City

Noun[edit]

paste m (plural pastes)

  1. (Mexico) pasty, pastie (a type of pie or turnover)

Verb[edit]

paste

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of pastar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of pastar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of pastar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of pastar.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

paste

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of pastar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of pastar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of pastar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of pastar