A paste is a combination of a solid and a liquid. Pastes are found in health products, construction materials, and art supplies.

  • Paste is commonly used in elementary schools. Children use paste for gluing things together.
  • Paste becomes hard when it dries.
  • Bondo is a type of paste that’s used as a filler on cars that are dented. When it dries, it becomes rock hard.
  • Spackling is also a type of paste. It’s used for filling in holes in walls.
  • When you add water to flour and mix them together, it forms a paste.
  • You bruth your teeth with toothpaste.


The word "paste" can also be used as a verb:

  • The children pasted the pieces of construction paper together.
  • Signs pasted onto walls and buildings around the city provided residents with information about an upcoming election.

The word "pasty" is an adjective:

  • Hummus is a pasty mixture of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and olive oil.

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This page was first published on May 4, 2014.