An external application of a consistency harder than ointment, prepared for use by spreading it on linen, leather, silk, or other material. It is adhesive at the ordinary temperature of the body, and is used, according to its composition, to produce a medicinal effect, to bind parts together, etc.; as, a porous plaster; sticking plaster.
A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions of houses. See Mortar.
Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings, etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer.
To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.
Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again. William James
Making movies was more a reaction to not being chosen for sports. Other kids were out there playing at whatever; I was off making something blow up and filming it, or making a mould of my sister's head using alginating plaster. J. J. Abrams
The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it. James A. Lovell
In the studio, I don't do a lot of work that requires repetitive activity. I spend a lot of time looking and thinking and then try to find the most efficient way to get what I want, whether it's making a drawing or a sculpture, or casting plaster or whatever. Bruce Nauman
To add an AC outlet, for example, you just drill a circular hole in the wall, tap into the wiring, add the outlet and you're set. If you don't want it, pull it out and plaster over it with more earth to seal the hole. Randy Bachman
plaster in Dutch is kalken, aanstrijken
plaster in French is pavement
plaster in German is Pflaster, Heftpflaster, Gips, Pflaster
plaster in Hungarian is gipszvakolat, flastrom, vakolat, tapasz
plaster in Italian is lastricato
plaster in Norwegian is plaster
plaster in Portuguese is emplastro
plaster in Spanish is emplasto, yeso, esparadrapo
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