Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “paste”

See all translations

paste

noun [U] uk   /peɪst/ us  

paste noun [U] (STICKY SUBSTANCE)

a thick soft sticky substance made by mixing a liquid with a powder, especially to make a type of glue: flour-and-water paste wallpaper paste a thick soft substance made by crushing and mixing things such as fish, fruit, or vegetables for food: tomato/anchovy/curry paste

paste noun [U] (JEWEL MATERIAL)

a hard type of glass used to make artificial jewels: Are these real diamonds or paste?

paste

verb uk   /peɪst/ us  

paste verb (STICK)

[T usually + adv/prep] to stick something to something, especially with paste: You can make your own distorting mirror by pasting a sheet of kitchen foil to a piece of thin cardboard.

paste verb (COMPUTING)

[I or T] to move a piece of text to a particular place in a computer document: Cut that paragraph and then paste it at the end of the page.
Translations of “paste”
in Korean 풀…
in Arabic مادّة لاصِقة…
in French colle, pâte…
in Turkish zamk, macun, yapıştırıcı…
in Italian colla, collante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏性物質, 糊, 麵糰…
in Russian клей, паста, пюре…
in Polish klej, pasta, przecier…
in Spanish engrudo, masa, pasta…
in Portuguese cola, massa, pasta…
in German der Kleister, der Teig, die Paste…
in Catalan cola…
in Japanese (接着用の)のり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏性物质, 糊, 面团…
(Definition of paste from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of paste?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “paste” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More