- paste [pāst]n.[ME past < OFr paste < LL pasta < Gr pastē, mess of barley porridge < passein, to sprinkle]1.a) dough used in making rich pastryb) PASTA2. any of various soft, moist, smooth-textured substances [toothpaste]3. a foodstuff, pounded or ground until fine and made creamy, soft, etc. [almond paste]4. a jellylike candy5. a mixture of flour or starch, water, and occasionally alum, resin, etc., used as an adhesive for paper or other light materials6. the moistened clay used in manufacturing pottery and porcelain7.a) a hard, brilliant glass containing oxide of lead, used in making artificial gems; strassb) such a gem or gems8. Slang a blow, or punch, as with the fistvt.pasted, pasting1. to fasten or make adhere with paste2. to cover with pasted material [to paste a wall with posters]3. Slang to hit; punch
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.