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.
I have a lot of fake food in my apartment, but I'm picky about it. Old plaster food, like from the '50s is really nice, hollowed out paper-mache food from old plays - the new stuff just looks too good. Amy Sedaris
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
I always performed when I was a child. My parents got very annoyed, because my brother and I had our little bedrooms upstairs, and I would plaster the house with posters with arrows pointing upstairs. Franka Potente
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
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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