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 for paste
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paste \Paste\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pasting.]
     To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paste \Paste\ (p[=a]st), n. [OF. paste, F. p[^a]te, L. pasta,
     fr. Gr. ? barley broth; cf. ? barley porridge, ? sprinkled
     with salt, ? to sprinkle. Cf. Pasty, n., Patty.]
     1. 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.
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     2. Specifically, in cookery, a dough prepared for the crust
        of pies and the like; pastry dough.
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     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A highly refractive vitreous composition, variously
        colored, used in making imitations of precious stones or
        gems. See Strass.
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     5. A soft confection made of the inspissated juice of fruit,
        licorice, or the like, with sugar, etc.
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     6. (Min.) The mineral substance in which other minerals are
        imbedded.
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     Paste eel (Zool.), the vinegar eel. See under Vinegar.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  paste
      n 1: any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
      2: a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making
         artificial jewelry
      3: an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on
         paper and paperboard [syn: paste, library paste]
      4: a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in
         preparing other dishes [syn: spread, paste]
      v 1: join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on
           the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text" [syn:
           glue, paste]
      2: hit with the fists; "He pasted his opponent"
      3: cover the surface of; "paste the wall with burlap"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  269 Moby Thesaurus words for "paste":
     Italian paste, adherent, adhesive, admixture, agglutinate, albumen,
     alloy, amalgam, bang, barnacle, bash, baste, bat, batter, beat,
     belabor, belt, biff, bijouterie, bind, blank, blend, bonk,
     bonnyclabber, box, bramble, bravery, braze, brier, buffet, bulldog,
     bulldoze, burr, bust, butter, cataplasm, cement, cheat, chiffon,
     clabber, clap, clinquant, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock,
     combination, combo, commixture, composite, composition, compound,
     concoction, confection, cornstarch, costume jewelry, counterfeit,
     crack, cream, crush, curd, cut, dash, deal, deal a blow, decal,
     decalcomania, deck, defeat utterly, dental pulp, dough, drub,
     dummy, dumpling, egg white, ensemble, fake, fakement, fedellini,
     festoons, fetch, fetch a blow, fettuccine, finery, flail, flap,
     folderol, foofaraw, forgery, frame-up, fraud, frilliness, frilling,
     frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, froufrou, fuse, fuss,
     gaiety, gaudery, gaum, gel, gelatin, gilding, gilt, gingerbread,
     glair, glass, glop, glue, gluten, goo, gook, goop, gruel, gum,
     gumbo, gunk, hammer, haymaker, hit, hit a clip, hoax, ice,
     imitation, immixture, impostor, intermixture, jab, jam, jell,
     jelly, jewelry, junk, junk jewelry, knaydlach, knock, knock cold,
     knock down, knock out, lambaste, larrup, lasagne, leech,
     let have it, limpet, loblolly, macaroni, magma, mash, matzo balls,
     maul, mixture, mock, molasses, mucilage, mucus, mush, noodles,
     overbear, overwhelm, pap, paper pulp, pasta, patter, pelt, phony,
     pinchbeck, pith, plaster, plunk, poke, pommel, porridge, poultice,
     pound, prickle, pudding, pulp, pulp lead, pulpwood, pulverize,
     pummel, punch, puree, put-on, put-up job, putty, rag pulp, rap,
     ravioli, remora, rip-off, rob, sauce, scatter pins, schmear,
     semifluid, semiliquid, sham, shellac, shoddy, shut out, simulacrum,
     size, skunk, slam, sledgehammer, slog, slug, smack, smash, smear,
     smite, snap, snow under, soak, sock, solder, soup, spaetzle,
     spaghetti, spaghettini, spank, sponge, squash, starch, steamroller,
     stick together, sticker, sticky mess, strike, strike at,
     sulfate pulp, sulfite pulp, superfluity, swack, swat, swindle,
     swipe, syrup, thorn, thrash, thresh, thump, thwack, tinsel,
     trappings, treacle, trickery, trumpery, vermicelli, wallop, weld,
     whack, wham, whelm, whip, white lead, whited sepulcher, whitewash,
     whomp, whop, won ton, wood pulp, yerk, ziti
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  copy and paste
  cut and paste
  paste
  
      (Or "cut and paste", after the paper, scissors and glue
     method of document production) The system supported by most
     document editing applications (e.g. text editors) and most
     operating systems that allows you to select a part of the
     document and then save it in a temporary buffer (known
     variously as the "clipboard", "cut buffer", "kill ring").  A
     "copy" leaves the document unchanged whereas a "cut" deletes
     the selected part.
  
     A "paste" inserts the data from the clipboard at the current
     position in the document (usually replacing any currently
     selected data).  This may be done more than once, in more than
     one position and in different documents.
  
     More sophisticated operating systems support copy and paste
     of different data types between different applications,
     possibly with automatic format conversion, e.g from rich
     text to plain ASCII.
  
     GNU Emacs uses the terms "kill" instead of "cut" and "yank"
     instead of "paste" and data is stored in the "kill ring".
  
     [Origin?  Macintosh?  Xerox?]
  
     (1998-07-01)
  

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