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Definition of "plaster" []

  • A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with fiber added, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings. (noun)
  • Plaster of Paris. (noun)
  • A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes. Also called sticking plaster. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An adhesive bandage. (noun)
  • To cover, coat, or repair with plaster. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plaster" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes, the term plaster refers exclusively to finishes indoors, especially when gypsum plaster is used."
  • "Within their doors also, such as are of ability do oft make their floors and parget of fine alabaster burned, which they call plaster of Paris, whereof in some places we have great plenty, and that very profitable against the rage of fire."
  • "He is a talented man who does excellent work especially in plaster, electric, plumbing and concrete."