• "A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past."
    "A gorgeous palanquin was borne rapidly past."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v paste join or attach with or as if with glue "paste the sign on the wall","cut and paste the sentence in the text"
    • v paste cover the surface of "paste the wall with burlap"
    • v paste hit with the fists "He pasted his opponent"
    • n paste a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
    • n paste an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
    • n paste any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
    • n paste a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Pasted a Tomato Can Label on the Suitcase 31 Pasted a Tomato Can Label on the Suitcase 31
Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants Kisa drives a small pony and trap past the distracted giants
Past and Present Members for Woodstock Past and Present Members for Woodstock
Crowds watch as the procession goes past Crowds watch as the procession goes past
past a boggart past a boggart

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 13th century, quality standards for paste were assigned by the Pope
    • Paste A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously colored, used in making imitations of precious stones or gems. See Strass.
    • Paste 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.
    • Paste 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.
    • Paste A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit, licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc.
    • Paste Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust of pies and the like; pastry dough.
    • Paste (Min) The mineral substance in which other minerals are imbedded.
    • v. t Paste To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most fleas do not live past a year old
    • n paste A composition in which there is just sufficient moisture to soften the mass without liquefying it: as, flour paste, polishing-paste, etc. Specifically — Dough; more particularly, flour and water with addition of butter or lard, used in cookery for making pies, pastry, etc.
    • n paste A mixture of flour and water boiled and sometimes strengthened by the addition of starch, and often preserved from molding by some added substance, used as a cement in various trades, as in bookbinding, leather-manufacture, shoemaking, etc.
    • n paste In calico-printing, a composition of flour, water, starch, and other ingredients, used as a vehicle for mordant, color, etc.
    • n paste In ceramics, clay kneaded up with water, and with the addition, in some cases, of other ingredients, of which mixture the body of a vessel or other object of earthenware is made. The paste of common pottery is either hard or soft. The hard is that which, after firing, cannot be scratched by knife or file. In porcelain the difference is more radical, the paste of soft-paste porcelain not being strictly a ceramic production. (See soft-paste porcelain, under porcelain.) The epithets hard and soft have reference to the power of resisting heat, hard-paste porcelain supporting and requiring a much higher temperature than the other. The paste of stoneware is mingled with a vitrifiable substance, so that after being fired it is no longer porous, whereas the paste of common pottery absorbs water freely.
    • n paste In plastering, a mixture of gypsum and water.
    • n paste In soap manufacturing, a preliminary or crude combination of fat and lye.
    • n paste Figuratively, material.
    • n paste Heavy glass made by fusing silica (quartz, flint, or pure sand), potash, borax, and white oxid of lead, etc., to imitate gems; hence, a factitious gem of this material. To this glass addition may be made of antimony glass, or of oxids of manganese, cobalt, copper, or chromium, the lead often being largely in excess of a normal silicate. Also called strass.
    • n paste In mineral, the mineral substance in which other minerals are embedded.
    • n paste The inspissated juice of fruit to which gum and powdered sugar have been added.
    • paste Made of paste, as an artificial jewel (see I.,3); hence, artificial; sham; counterfeit; not genuine: as, paste diamonds.
    • paste To unite or cement with paste; fasten with paste.—2. To apply paste to, in any of its technical compositions or uses; incorporate with a paste, as a color in dyeing.
    • n paste A ruff.
    • n paste A circlet or wreath of jewels or flowers formerly worn as a bridal wreath.
    • n paste Items for making and mending these pastes and diadems are found in old churchwardens’ accompts: thus—
    • n paste Passement or gimp.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 2002, dogs have killed more people in the U.S. than the Great White shark has killed in the past 100 years
    • n Paste pāst a mass of anything made soft by wetting: flour and water forming dough for pies, &c.: a cement made of flour, water, &c.: a fine kind of glass for making artificial gems
    • v.t Paste to fasten with paste
    • adj Paste made of such, unsubstantial
    • ***


  • George Eliot
    “I desire no future that will break the ties with the past.”
  • Werner Erhard
    Werner Erhard
    “Create your future from your future not your past.”
  • Mary Pickford
    Mary Pickford
    “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Whatever your past has been your future is spotless.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “The whole past is the procession of the present.”


Dwell on the past - Thinking too much about the past, so that it becomes a problem is to dwell on the past.
Whistling past the graveyard - (USA) If someone is whistling past the graveyard, they are trying to remain cheerful in difficult circumstances. ('Whistling past the cemetery' is also used.)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. paste, F. pâte, L. pasta, fr. Gr. barley broth; cf. barley porridge, sprinkled with salt, to sprinkle. Cf. Pasty (n.) Patty


In literature:

My dear, dear boy, you have no idea how lonely both of us have been without you the past two weeks.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Make it into a paste with 1/2 a pt.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Then out of their knowledge of Julius Marston's uncanny abilities, remembering their past successes, came resolve.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
How tenacious they were of the past!
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
In this fact we see another striking difference between past and present.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Without a word, Mary Louise slipped past him and ran for the house.
"Stubble" by George Looms
Before soil or paste is applied, the pipe needs to be cleansed.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
It was two o'clock when she left Five Lanes, and considerably past three when she saw a dark object in the road in front of her.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The eyes seemed to gaze down out of an infinitely remote past.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
The past is the past; it is dead; it does not exist.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

From the beeches falling
Down thy face,
Summer, past recalling,
Drifts apace.
"Autumn" by Manmohan Ghose
The roses of summer
Are past and gone,
And sweet things are dying
One by one;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
On goes the river
And out past the mill,
Away down the valley,
Away down the hill.
"Where Go The Boats?" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I have been witness
Of a strange sweetness,
All fancy surpassing
Past all supposing.
"Has Your Soul Sipped?" by Wilfred Owen
In the East--oh, that flashed
Brightness, past
The loveliness even
Of sunset's flush!
"The Brightness" by John Freeman
It's like There's no past like
the present. It's
all over with us.
There are no doors…
"Zero" by Robert Creeley

In news:

Bristol's Nicole Cullura (left) weaves past Christopher Dock's Shea Neal (right) in the second half during a girls basketball District One Class AA semifinal game.
Greg Ammon , who is now a filmmaker, set out to tell their story of reconnecting with the past.
Man proposes amongst ghosts of city's past.
The local theater company, now way past its college days, has grown up and gotten a place of its own.
The Power Suits of the Past, as Worn During Ancient Empires.
Emerging Zoonotic Disease Events, 1940-2012 This maps locates zoonotic events over the past 72 years, with recent events in blue.
If past is prologue, QE3 would act as a sugar rush to financial markets while spurring little if any growth.
It was a mismatch from the start as Ottawa-Glandorf built a 52-0 halftime lead and cruised past Lorain Clearview 72-0 in Division IV Region 14 playoff action on Friday.
From Will Wilkinson, on being bored with the news over the past week or two.
AP file photo Alexander Semin has averaged more than 30 goals over the past six seasons but remains unsigned.
It's one of the great images of sportsmanship from the past year.
Scientists spotted only six newborn right whale calves this past winter off the coasts of Georgia and Florida, down significantly from the average of 20 calves per year that researchers have seen for the past decade.
The Siren's Call: The past is never past.
The past is past and cannot be changed.
Lucky for me, when I was digging through my parents' basement this past weekend, I found a secret portal to the past in some blue Tupperwear storage containers.

In science:

This only occurs when the pasting is right, meaning when α is pasted with a half-twist.
Minimal length of two intersecting simple closed geodesics
Now, one defines T = J − (γ ) ∩ E+ (S ), then T turns out to be past trapped and hence there exists λ, a past endless causal geodesic in I nt(D− (E− (T )).
On the genericity of spacetime singularities
Finally, we mention that it is possible to have semantic structures that are also branching in the past [Koy92], which is where different pasts merge into a single present.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
The Reynolds number of flow past a cloud is Re = urc/ν , where u is the average flow velocity past the cloud, rc is the radius of the cloud, and ν is the kinematic viscosity.
The turbulent destruction of clouds - I. A k-epsilon treatment of turbulence in 2D models of adiabatic shock-cloud interactions
In fact, the pasting scheme that defines dioperads are the connected simply-connected graphs, which form a subset of the graphs constituting the pasting scheme of PROPs in general.
Higher dimensional algebras via colored PROPs