Share this entry

American English: /ˈplæstər/
British English: /ˈplɑːstə/

Translation of plaster in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable 1.1 (Constr) (powder, mixture)
    Example sentences
    • This demolition exposed ‘stripes’ of structure throughout the existing plaster walls and ceilings.
    • If you are nailing over a lath and plaster ceiling, longer nails may be needed.
    • The nature of their decoration, whether by painted plaster on walls or ceilings, or by tessellated and mosaic floors, compares well with that from the countryside.
    Example sentences
    • Mother had inadvertently used plaster of Paris instead of flour.
    • Mix dry plaster of Paris with water until you have a thick, pudding-like consistency.
    • I watch her sifting plaster of Paris through her fingers as she sprinkles it slowly onto limp water.
    1.2plaster (of Paris) (Art, Medicine) to have one's leg in plaster
    tener la pierna enyesada or (in Spain also) escayolada
    to put somebody's arm in plaster
    enyesarle or (in Spain also) escayolarle el brazo a alguien
  • 2 countable
    also: sticking plaster
    (British English) Band-Aid

transitive verb

  • 1 (Constr)
    rellenar con yeso
    Example sentences
    • My walls and ceiling were plastered and at some point covered with wallpaper.
    • Over time, plaster walls and ceilings may develop stress-cracks.
    • The brick walls were plastered over with lime of which some traces can be seen.
  • 2 2.1 (cover) See examples: they plastered the wall with posters
    cubrieron or empapelaron la pared de afiches
    she plastered herself with make-up
    se pintarrajeó toda
    2.2 (smear)
    Example sentences
    • Sainsburys really got behind Comic Relief, plastering their stores in red noses.
    • Commercial Alert is appealing to journalists not to use the corporate names in sports articles - he says plastering ads in stories blurs the line between editorial and advertising.
    • Both sexes are plastered with band logos on bags, T-shirts, patches - Slipknot, Korn, The Deftones.
  • 3 (defeat)
    (American English) [colloquial]
    darle una paliza a [colloquial]
    we really plastered them
    les dimos una buena paliza
    Example sentences
    • It flies from every third building, it is emblazoned on shop displays, plastered on the bumpers of cars, and scrawled on anti-war banners.
    • His company had plastered posters and media stories around the area telling everyone that track repair work would mean no trains that day and advertising replacement buses.
    • You have to wonder why he should want his life story plastered all over the daily papers.
    Example sentences
    • The support-by-fire elements plaster the T-80's area with machine gun fire and main gun rounds.
    • The enemy plastered the troops in this position, particularly from the air, where he was unmolested, and followed the bombardment by a further attack on our position.

Definition of plaster in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day sarcasmo
    sarcasm …
    Cultural fact of the day


    Mezcal is an alcoholic drink similar to tequila obtained in Mexico by distilling the juice or aguamiel extracted from roasted tips of the maguey plant. Bottles of mezcal are usually sold containing a gusano, the larva of an insect that lives on the maguey. This is said to enhance the flavor.