Dictionary Results for plaster


1. plaster - noun

· a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings

Hypernym(s): mixture, covering_material




2. plaster - noun

· 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(s): plaster_of_Paris

Hypernym(s): calcium_sulphate, calcium_sulfate




3. plaster - noun

· 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(s): poultice, cataplasm

Hypernym(s): dressing, medical_dressing




4. plaster - noun

· a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling); "there were cracks in the plaster"

Synonym(s): plasterwork

Hypernym(s): surface




5. plaster - noun

· adhesive tape used in dressing wounds

Synonym(s): adhesive_plaster, sticking_plaster

Hypernym(s): adhesive_tape




6. plaster - verb

· apply a heavy coat to

Synonym(s): plaster_over, stick_on

Hypernym(s): cover




7. plaster - verb

· 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(s): beplaster

Hypernym(s): cover




8. plaster - verb

· affix conspicuously; "She plastered warnings all over the wall"

Hypernym(s): affix, stick_on




9. plaster - verb

· apply a plaster cast to; "plaster the broken arm"

Hypernym(s): cover




10. plaster - verb

· coat with plaster; "daub the wall"

Synonym(s): daub

Hypernym(s): coat, surface




11. plaster - verb

· dress by covering with a therapeutic substance

Synonym(s): poultice

Hypernym(s): dress





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