- plas|ter1 [ `plæstər ] noun *1. ) uncount a substance that is spread onto walls and ceilings to form a hard smooth surface2. ) count or uncount BRITISH a thin piece of cloth or plastic that is sticky on one side, and that you put on your skin to cover a cut. American Band-Aid: STICKING PLASTERin plaster BRITISHif a part of someone's body is in plaster, it has a hard cover around it to protect a broken bone:One man had his leg in plaster, recovering from a broken ankle.=> PLASTER OF PARISplasterplas|ter 2 [ `plæstər ] verb transitive1. ) to cover a surface or a place with labels, advertisements, pictures etc.:plaster something with something: a battered old suitcase plastered with labelsplaster something on/over/across something: He has posters of rock stars plastered all over the walls of his room.a ) if a news story is plastered all over the newspapers, all the details of it are in the newspapers2. ) to cover a wall or ceiling with wet plaster or a similar substance:The walls need plastering.3. ) to make something lie flat against something else:plaster something to/against something: The rain had plastered her hair to her forehead.4. ) if you plaster yourself with a substance, you put a lot of it on your body:plaster something with something: We plastered our faces with sunscreen.=> PLASTERED,plaster `over phrasal verb transitiveto cover a hole or surface with plaster
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.