Paste vs Pastiche - What's the difference?

paste | pastiche |

As a noun paste

is pie or a similar baked good.

As a verb pastiche is




(wikipedia paste)


  • A soft mixture, in particular:
  • # One of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
  • # One of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
  • # One used as an adhesive, especially for putting up wallpapers, etc.
  • (physics) A substance that behaves as a solid until a sufficiently large load or stress is applied, at which point it flows like a fluid
  • A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.
  • (obsolete) Pasta.
  • (mineralogy) The mineral substance in which other minerals are embedded.
  • Verb

  • To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
  • (computing) To insert a piece of (e.g. text, picture, audio, video, movie container etc.) previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
  • (informal) To strike or beat someone or something.
  • * 1943 , , chapter 23,
  • He got up and pasted Byfield in the mouth.
  • (informal) To defeat decisively or by a large margin.
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    (en noun)
  • A work of art, drama, literature, music, or architecture that imitates the work of a previous artist.
  • A musical medley, typically quoting other works.
  • An incongruous mixture; a hodgepodge.
  • (uncountable) A postmodern playwriting technique that fuses a variety of styles, genres, and story lines to create a new form.
  • Verb

  • To create or compose in a mixture of styles.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2008, date=May 13, author=Natalie Angier, title=A Gene Map for the Cute Side of the Family, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=That the genetic code of the platypus proved to be as bizarrely pastiched as its anatomy enhanced the popular appeal of the report, published in the journal Nature. }}


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