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Paste appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Pity Tina, for paste gets a profanity tip.
  • For all I paste goo to, Toto too gets a pillar of.
  • Poor dynamite yetis note paste wets a pet on-site yeti… many droop.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun paste:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb paste:


The word paste is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun paste

What does paste mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pastes

  1. any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: composition = a mixture of ingredients
  2. a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic term: lead glass = glass containing lead oxide
  3. an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
  4. a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of paste: spread
    • more generic word: condiment = a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
    • more specific terms:
      • oleomargarine / margarine / margarin / marge / oleo = a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
      • nut butter = ground nuts blended with a little butter
      • peanut butter = a spread made from ground peanuts
      • marshmallow fluff = a very sweet white spread resembling marshmallow candy
      • onion butter = butter blended with minced onion
      • pimento butter = butter blended with mashed pimento
      • shrimp butter = butter blended with chopped shrimp or seasoned with essence from shrimp shells
      • lobster butter = butter blended with chopped lobster or seasoned with essence from lobster shells
      • cheese spread = spread made of cheese mixed with butter or cream or cream cheese and seasonings
      • anchovy butter = butter blended with mashed anchovies
      • fishpaste = a paste of fish or shellfish
      • garlic butter = butter seasoned with mashed garlic
      • miso = a thick paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt
      • hoummos / hommos / hummus / humous / humus = a thick spread made from mashed chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and garlic; used especially as a dip for pita
      • pate = liver or meat or fowl finely minced or ground and variously seasoned
      • tapenade = a spread consisting of capers and black olives and anchovies made into a puree with olive oil
      • tahini = a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds

Alternative definition of the noun paste


  1. A soft mixture, in particular
  2. Specifically, one of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
  3. Specifically, one of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
  4. Specifically, one used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc.
  5. [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
  6. A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.

Definition of the verb paste

What does paste mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: pasted | pasting | pastes

  1. join or attach with or as if with glue
    • examples: paste the sign on the wall | cut and paste the sentence in the text
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Linda taped the picture
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Linda taped the box shut
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherLinda taped the label and the cover together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] to / on / onto [Patient 2]Linda taped the picture to the wall
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherLabels and covers tape easily together
      [Patient - solid, plural] [Verb] together [Adverb]Labels and covers tape together easily
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] [Adverb] to / on / onto [Patient 2]Labels tape easily to that kind of cover
      [Patient 1 - solid] [Verb] to / on / onto [Patient 2]It clamped on his ankle

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): clamp, clasp, clip, gum.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of paste: glue
    • more generic word: attach = cause to be attached
    • more specific word: epoxy = glue with epoxy
  2. hit with the fists
    • examples: He pasted his opponent | The fighter managed to paste his opponent
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: beat = hit repeatedly
  3. cover the surface of
    • example: paste the wall with burlap
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: cover = provide with a covering or cause to be covered


  1. Paste: A paste is a small pastry produced in the state of Hidalgo in central Mexico and in the surrounding area. They are stuffed with a variety of fillings including potatoes and ground beef, apples, pineapple, sweetened rice, or other typical Mexican ingredients, such as tinga and mole.
    • also known as Pastes
  2. Paste: A food paste is a semi-liquid colloidal suspension, emulsion, or aggregation used in food preparation or eaten directly as a spread. Pastes are often highly spicy or aromatic, are often prepared well in advance of actual usage, and are often made into a preserve for future use. Common pastes are some fruit preserves, curry pastes, and nut pastes. Purées are food pastes made from already cooked ingredients.

There are other foods with Paste in their name, like Chili paste, Sugar paste, Almond paste, Peanut paste, Shrimp paste, Tomato paste, Pheasant paste, Red bean paste, Black bean paste, Lotus seed paste, Sweet bean paste, Fermented bean paste and Yellow soybean paste.


"Paste" is a 5,800-word short story by Henry James first published in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly in December, 1899. James included the story in his collection, The Soft Side, published by Macmillan the following year. James conceived the story as a clever reversal of Guy de Maupassant's "The Necklace".

  • also known as Paste (volume 16)
  • language: English Language
  • released in (116 years ago)


"Paste" is a 2012 short adventure drama romance film written by Henry Prince, Jordan Rosenblum and directed by Henry Prince.


"Paste" is an album by punk rock band Alien Father. It is a compilation of previous work released only to friends, as well as some new material.


Paste is a musical group.


  1. Paste is a monthly music and entertainment digital magazine published in the United States by Wolfgang's Vault. Its tagline is "Signs of Life in Music, Film and Culture." It ran as a print publication from 2002 to 2010 before converting to online-only.
  2. Paste: In physics, a paste is a substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid. In rheological terms, a paste is an example of a Bingham plastic fluid.
  3. paste is a Unix command line utility which is used to join files horizontally by outputting lines consisting of the sequentially corresponding lines of each file specified, separated by tabs, to the standard output. It is effectively the horizontal equivalent to the utility cat command which operates on the vertical plane of two or more files.
  4. paste is a visual art medium.

Phrases with Paste

Phrase starting with the word Paste:

  1. paste-up

Phrases ending with the word Paste:

  1. to paste
  2. Fish paste
  3. pouf paste
  4. puff paste
  5. Curry Paste
  6. tomato paste
  7. anchovy paste
  8. Bloater Paste
  9. Cut and paste
  10. Cut-and-Paste
  11. Diamond Paste
  12. library paste
  13. Copy and Paste
  14. alimentary paste
  15. Phosphorus Paste

Other phrases containing the word Paste:

  1. Jawla Paste Shrimp
  2. Akiami Paste Shrimp
  3. Australian Paste Shrimp
  4. Tsivakihini Paste Shrimp

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Paste

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Google previewControversies and Innovations in Urological Surgery (2012)

by J. Clive Gingell, Paul H. Abrams

The paste is a suspension of polytetrafluoroethylene particles in glycerin and polysorbate and marketed as Polytef by Ethicon. The particles are relatively inert, but stimulate a fibroblastic response. Histiocytes phagocytose the particles and ...

Google previewCohen's Pathways of the Pulp Expert Consult (2015)

by Kenneth M. Hargreaves, Louis H. Berman

Ledermix paste is a nonsetting, water-soluble paste material for use as root canal medicament or as a direct or indirect...

Google previewConcrete and Masonry (1964)

by United States. Dept. of the Army

The paste is the cementing medium that binds the aggregate particles into a solid mass. c. Grout. Grout is a mixture of portland cement, lime, fine aggregate, and water in such proportions that the mixture is fluid. Exact proportions and the ...

Google previewAuthentic Recipes From Vietnam (2012)

by Trieu Thi Choi

Dried shrimp paste is a dense mixture of fermented, ground shrimp found in the markets throughout Vietnam and other countries in Southeast Asia—sold as solid bricks wrapped in paper or plastic, or crumbled in jars, and ranging from pink to ...

Google previewFull Belly (2014)

Good Eats for a Healthy Pregnancy by Tara Mataraza Desmond, Shirley Fan

Once the paste is a lumpless liquid, add the rest of the coconut milk and 1⁄2 cup/ 118 ml of water, and then sprinkle in the curry powder and salt, whisking to combine everything. Pour the coconut milk mixture into the pan with the cauliflower, ...

Google previewCleaning Printed Wiring Assemblies in Today’s Environment (2012)

by L. Hymes

A solder paste is a material already containing the solder in the form of a solder powder. The powder consists of small spherical or irregular particles of solder. A solder paste also contains rosin (generally in a modified form), activator, and also ...

Google previewCement and Concrete Chemistry (2014)

by Wieslaw Kurdowski

cement paste is the function of the C3A and alkali content, as well as the function of cement fineness. However, in the same report [1] this author also found no relation between the water demand of cement and water content in concrete ...

Google previewCooking Basics For Dummies (2014)

by Marie Rama, Bryan Miller

The tamarind paste is an important ingredient in Pad Thai, but if you can't find it , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1980)

Volume 11 - Computer-Aided Process Analysis to Copyright by John J. McKetta Jr

Concrete can be considered to be made of two components, aggregates and paste. Aggregates are generally classified into two groups, fine and coarse. Fine aggregates consist of natural or manufactured sand with particle sizes smaller than ...

Google previewThe Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary (1724)

Or, The Accomplish'd Housewives Companion ... by John Nott

HAVING boil'd your Venison, take it up, and has ving also made a sweet Paste of a brown Loaf, grated fine, a Pint of White-wine, two Pound of Sugar, and an Orange-peel minc'd finall, season it with Salt, and Nutmeg, and having mixed all well ...

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

Paste. A. paste. made. by. cooking. sweet. and. bitter. almonds. which. have been ground and blanched in combination with sugar. It consists approximately of two parts almond to one part sugar. It is used in pastries and cakes.

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen - Food & Kitchen (2009)

tomato paste Tomato coulis reduced until it turns into a paste; it is used to make ragouts and sauces. tomato coulis Tomato purée of medium thickness that is served either hot or cold, as a sauce. hummus Lebanese condiment made from ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

and supply the paste with ley during twenty-four hours; after which, the fire being; put out, the matter is left to settle, and the lixivium drawn off as before. This process is repeated for eight or nine days, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

paste. n. See PASTE. prophylaxis. n. The use of any means to prevent disease. Dental prophylaxis involves the removal of *calculus, both sub and supragingival, and *plaque from the surfaces of the teeth ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* PASTE. n.s. [paste, French.] 1. Any the first- time , be committed to the fire again, thin£ mixed up so as to be vtsoous and tenacious ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Foods (2010)

by Michael T. Murray, Joseph Pizzorno

Cost Tomato paste, 1-ounce can 16 $0.065 Lycopene supplement, ...

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Quotes about Paste

We play at paste,
Till qualified for pearl,
Then drop the paste,
And deem ourself a fool.
The shapes, though, were similar,
And our new hands
Learned gem-tactics
Practising sands. (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of P3A1S1T1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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