plaster

plaster
plas|ter1 [ˈpla:stə US ˈplæstər] n
[Date: 900-1000; : Latin; Origin: emplastrum, from Greek, from emplassein 'to plaster on', from plassein; PLASTIC2]
1.) [U]
a substance used to cover walls and ceilings with a smooth, even surface. It consists of ↑lime, water, and sand.
2.) [U]plaster of Paris
Band-Aid, ↑bandage, ↑plaster, ↑scissors
3.) [U and C] BrE
a piece of thin material that is stuck on to the skin to cover a small wound
American Equivalent: bandaid
4.) in plaster
BrE if you have a leg or arm in plaster, you have a ↑plaster cast around it because a bone is broken and needs to be kept in place while it mends
plaster 2
plaster2 v [T]
1.) [usually passive]
to put a wet, usually sticky substance all over a surface so that it is thickly covered
plaster sth with sth
Her face was plastered with make-up.
2.) [usually passive]
to completely cover a surface with something, especially large pieces of paper, pictures etc
plaster sth with sth
The windows were plastered with notices.
The news of the wedding was plastered all over the papers (=was the main story in the newspapers) .
3.) to put wet plaster on a wall or ceiling
4.) [usually passive]
to make your hair lie flat or stick to your head
plaster sth to sth
His hair was plastered to his forehead with sweat.
plaster sth down/back
The rain had plastered her hair down.
plaster over [plaster sth<=>over] phr v
to cover a hole or an old surface by spreading plaster over it
The original brickwork has been plastered over.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Plaster — Plas ter, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L. emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre. Cf. {Plastic}, {Emplaster}, {Piaster}.] [Formerly written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaster — [plas′tər, pläs′tər] n. [ME < OE plaster & OFr plastre, both < LL plastrum, for L emplastrum < Gr emplastron, plaster < emplassein, to daub over < en, on, in + plassein, to form: see PLASTIC] 1. a pasty mixture, as of lime or… …   English World dictionary

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  • plaster — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. plastertra, Mc. plastertrze {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} kawałek tkaniny pokryty z jednej strony środkiem leczniczym i substancją klejącą, utrzymującą go na skórze; też:… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Plaster — Plas ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Plastered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Plastering}.] [Cf. OF. plastrer to plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]trer.] 1. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore. [1913 Webster] 2. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plaster — ► NOUN 1) a soft mixture of lime with sand or cement and water for spreading on walls and ceilings to form a smooth hard surface when dried. 2) (also plaster of Paris) a hard white substance made by adding water to powdered gypsum, used for… …   English terms dictionary

  • plaster — [n] thick, gooey material that hardens adhesive, binding, cement, coat, dressing, glue, gum, gypsum, lime, mortar, mucilage, paste, plaster of Paris, stucco; concepts 466,475 plaster [v] spread, smear adhere, bedaub, besmear, bind, cement, coat,… …   New thesaurus

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  • plaster — The verb has inflected forms plastered, plastering …   Modern English usage

  • Plaster — The term plaster can refer to plaster of Paris, lime plaster, or cement plaster. This article deals mainly with plaster of Paris.Plaster of Paris is a type of building material based on calcium sulfate hemihydrate, nominally CaSO4·0.5H2O. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • plaster — plasterer, n. plasteriness, n. plasterlike, plastery, adj. /plas teuhr, plah steuhr/, n. 1. a composition, as of lime or gypsum, sand, water, and sometimes hair or other fiber, applied in a pasty form to walls, ceilings, etc., and allowed to… …   Universalium

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