Definition of Plaster. Meaning of Plaster. Synonyms of Plaster

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Definition of Plaster

Plaster
Plaster Plas"ter, n. [AS., a plaster (in sense 1), fr. L. emplastrum, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to daub on, stuff in; ? in + ? to mold: cf. OF. plastre a plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]tre. Cf. Plastic, Emplaster, Piaster.] [Formerly written also plaister.] 1. (Med.) 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. 2. A composition of lime, water, and sand, with or without hair as a bond, for coating walls, ceilings, and partitions of houses. See Mortar. 3. Calcined gypsum, or plaster of Paris, especially when ground, as used for making ornaments, figures, moldings, etc.; or calcined gypsum used as a fertilizer. Plaster cast, a copy of an object obtained by pouring plaster of Paris mixed with water into a mold. Plaster of Paris. [So called because originally brought from a suburb of Paris.] (Chem.) Anhydrous calcium sulphate, or calcined gypsum, which forms with water a paste which soon sets or hardens, and is used for casts, moldings, etc. The term is loosely applied to any plaster stone or species of gypsum. Plaster of Paris bandage (Surg.), a bandage saturated with a paste of plaster of Paris, which on drying forms a perfectly fitting splint.
Plaster
Plaster Plas"ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plastered; p. pr. & vb. n. Plastering.] [Cf. OF. plastrer to plaster (in sense 2), F. pl[^a]trer.] 1. To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore. 2. To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house. 3. Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster. --Bale.

Meaning of Plaster from wikipedia

- Plaster is a building material used for the protective or decorative coating of walls and ceilings and for moulding and casting decorative elements. In...
- Lath and plaster is a building process used to finish mainly interior dividing walls and ceilings. It consists of narrow strips of wood (laths) which...
- construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior or exterior wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings...
- Polished plaster is a term for the finish of some plasters and for the description of new and updated forms of traditional Italian plaster finishes. The...
- Plaster veneer (US terminology) or plaster skim (UK terminology) is a construction methodology for surfacing interior walls, by applying a thin layer of...
- An orthopedic cast, or simply cast, is a s****, frequently made from plaster or fibergl****, encasing a limb (or, in some cases, large portions of the...
- A plaster cast is a copy made in plaster of another 3-dimensional form. The original from which the cast is taken may be a sculpture, building, a face...
- Plaster is a building material used for coating walls and ceilings. Plaster may also refer to: Adhesive bandage or sticking plaster, a medical dressing...
- backer paper, used in the construction of interior walls and ceilings. The plaster is mixed with fiber (typically paper, fibergl****, asbestos, or a combination...
- cl****ic gypsum-based plaster can be spra**** if it is "spray grade," most plaster sprayers prefer the organic-based pre-mixed plaster packaged in a plastic...
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