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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paste  \Paste\,  n.  [OF.  paste,  F.  p[^a]te,  L.  pasta,  fr  Gr  ? 
  barley  broth;  cf  ?  barley  porridge,  ?  sprinkled  with  salt,  ? 
  to  sprinkle.  Cf  {Pasty},  n.,  {Patty}.] 
  1.  A  soft  composition,  as  of  flour  moistened  with  water  or 
  milk,  or  of  earth  moistened  to  the  consistence  of  dough, 
  as  in  making  potter's  ware. 
  2.  Specifically,  in  cookery,  a  dough  prepared  for  the  crust 
  of  pies  and  the  like  pastry  dough. 
  3.  A  kind  of  cement  made  of  flour  and  water,  starch  and 
  water,  or  the  like  --  used  for  uniting  paper  or  other 
  substances,  as  in  bookbinding,  etc.,  --  also  used  in 
  calico  printing  as  a  vehicle  for  mordant  or  color. 
  4.  A  highly  refractive  vitreous  composition,  variously 
  colored,  used  in  making  imitations  of  precious  stones  or 
  gems.  See  {Strass}. 
  5.  A  soft  confection  made  of  the  inspissated  juice  of  fruit, 
  licorice,  or  the  like  with  sugar,  etc 
  6.  (Min.)  The  mineral  substance  in  which  other  minerals  are 
  {Paste  eel}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  vinegar  eel.  See  under  {Vinegar}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Paste  \Paste\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  unite  with  paste;  to  fasten  or  join  by  means  of  paste. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  any  mixture  of  a  soft  and  malleable  consistency 
  2:  an  adhesive  made  from  water  and  flour  or  starch;  used  on 
  paper  and  paperboard  [syn:  {library  paste}] 
  3:  a  tasty  mixture  to  be  spread  on  bread  or  crackers  [syn:  {spread}] 
  v  1:  join  or  attach  with  glue  [syn:  {glue}] 
  2:  hit  with  the  fists;  "He  pasted  his  opponent" 
  3:  cover  the  surface  of  "paste  the  wall  with  burlap" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {copy  and  paste} 

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