plaster

plaster
[[t]plɑ͟ːstə(r), plæ̱s-[/t]]
plasters, plastering, plastered
1) N-UNCOUNT Plaster is a smooth paste made of sand, lime, and water which goes hard when it dries. Plaster is used to cover walls and ceilings and is also used to make sculptures.

There were huge cracks in the plaster, and the green shutters were faded...

In the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is a sculpture in plaster by Rodin.

2) VERB If you plaster a wall or ceiling, you cover it with a layer of plaster.

[V n] The ceiling he had just plastered fell in and knocked him off his ladder.

3) VERB If you plaster a surface or a place with posters or pictures, you stick a lot of them all over it.

[V n with n] He has plastered the city with posters proclaiming his qualifications and experience...

[V-ed] His room is plastered with pictures of Porsches and Ferraris.

4) VERB If you plaster yourself in some kind of sticky substance, you cover yourself in it.

[V pron-refl in n] She gets sunburnt even when she plasters herself from head to toe in Factor 7 sun lotion.

5) N-COUNT A plaster is a strip of sticky material used for covering small cuts or sores on your body. [BRIT]
(in AM, usually use Band-Aid)
6) See also plastered
7) PHRASE If you have a leg or arm in plaster, you have a cover made of plaster of Paris around your leg or arm, in order to protect a broken bone and allow it to mend. [mainly BRIT]
(in AM, use in a cast)

English dictionary. 2008.

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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

  • Plaster — Promo Linkin Park Дата выпуска 2000 Жанр Рок Лейбл Warner Brothers Records …   Википедия

  • 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

  • plaster — na rany «coś, co przynosi pociechę, ulgę»: Każde twoje ciepłe słowo to dla mnie plaster na rany, uwierz mi. Roz tel 2002 …   Słownik frazeologiczny

  • 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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