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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.


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


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.


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?


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dress

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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