paste / pāst/ • n. a thick, soft, moist substance, usually produced by mixing dry ingredients with a liquid: blend onions, sugar, and oil to a paste. ∎ a substance such as this that is used as an adhesive, esp. for sticking paper and other light materials: wallpaper paste. ∎ a mixture consisting mainly of clay and water that is used in making ceramic ware, esp. a mixture of low plasticity based on kaolin for making porcelain. ∎ a hard vitreous composition used in making imitation gems: [as adj.] paste brooches. • v. [tr.] 1. coat with paste: when coating walls with fabric, paste the wall, not the fabric. ∎ [tr.] fasten or stick (something) onto something with paste: ads are pasted on the walls. ∎ Comput. insert (text) into a document.2. inf. beat or defeat severely: he pasted the guy and tied his ankles together.
Hence paste vb. XVI. pasteboard material made by pasting sheets of paper together XVI. pasty1 (-Y1) like paste. XVII.