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English noun: plaster

1. plaster (substance) a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings


Broader (hypernym)covering material, mixture


Narrower (hyponym)finish coat, finishing coat, grout, parget, pargeting, pargetting, roughcast, spackle, spackling compound, stucco

2. plaster (substance) 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


Synonymsplaster of Paris


Broader (hypernym)calcium sulfate, calcium sulphate


Narrower (hyponym)gesso


Substance holonymgypsum

3. plaster (artifact) 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.


Synonymscataplasm, poultice


Broader (hypernym)dressing, medical dressing


Narrower (hyponym)mustard plaster, sinapism

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


SamplesThere were cracks in the plaster.


Synonymsplasterwork


Broader (hypernym)surface


Narrower (hyponym)pargeting, pargetry, pargetting

5. plaster (artifact) adhesive tape used in dressing wounds


Synonymsadhesive plaster, sticking plaster


Broader (hypernym)adhesive tape


Narrower (hyponym)court plaster


English verb: plaster

1. plaster (contact) apply a heavy coat to


Synonymsplaster over, stick on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cover

2. plaster (contact) cover conspicuously or thickly, as by pasting something on


SamplesThe demonstrators plastered the hallways with posters.
She let the walls of the apartment be beplastered with stucco.


ExamplesThey plaster the doors with notices


Synonymsbeplaster


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)cover


Verb groupplaster

3. plaster (contact) affix conspicuously


SamplesShe plastered warnings all over the wall.


ExamplesThey plaster notices on the doors


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)affix, stick on


Verb groupbeplaster, plaster

4. plaster (contact) apply a plaster cast to


SamplesPlaster the broken arm.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover

5. plaster (contact) coat with plaster


SamplesDaub the wall.


Synonymsdaub


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)coat, surface


Narrower (hyponym)mortar, mud, parget, render-set, roughcast


Verb groupdaub


Domain categorymasonry

6. plaster (body) dress by covering with a therapeutic substance


ExamplesDid he plaster his foot?


Synonymspoultice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dress


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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