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Meaning & Definition of Plaster in English

English

Plaster

/plæstər/

noun

1. A mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water

  • Hardens into a smooth solid
  • Used to cover walls and ceilings
    synonym:
  • plaster

2. Any of several gypsum cements

  • A white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid
  • Used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    synonym:
  • plaster of Paris
  • ,
  • plaster

3. A medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.

    synonym:
  • poultice
  • ,
  • cataplasm
  • ,
  • plaster

4. A surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)

  • "There were cracks in the plaster"
    synonym:
  • plaster
  • ,
  • plasterwork

5. Adhesive tape used in dressing wounds

    synonym:
  • plaster
  • ,
  • adhesive plaster
  • ,
  • sticking plaster

verb

1. Apply a heavy coat to

    synonym:
  • plaster
  • ,
  • plaster over
  • ,
  • stick on

2. Cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on

  • "The demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters"
  • "She let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco"
    synonym:
  • plaster
  • ,
  • beplaster

3. Affix conspicuously

  • "She plastered warnings all over the wall"
    synonym:
  • plaster

4. Apply a plaster cast to

  • "Plaster the broken arm"
    synonym:
  • plaster

5. Coat with plaster

  • "Daub the wall"
    synonym:
  • plaster
  • ,
  • daub

6. Dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

    synonym:
  • poultice
  • ,
  • plaster

Examples of using

This is the first time I've ever coated my house with plaster.
On Christmas day, Tom still had his right leg in plaster.