Plastery vs Plaster - What's the difference?

plastery | plaster |

As an adjective plastery

is of the nature of plaster.

As a noun plaster is

a bandage, a band-aid.




(en adjective)
  • Of the nature of plaster.
  • The stone is a poor plastery material. — Clough.
    (Webster 1913)


    Alternative forms

    * plaister * plastre (obsolete)


  • (uncountable) A paste applied to the skin for healing or cosmetic purposes.
  • (countable, New Zealand, British) A small adhesive bandage to cover a minor wound; a sticking plaster.
  • (uncountable) A mixture of lime or gypsum, sand, and water, sometimes with the addition of fibres, that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls and ceilings.
  • (countable) A cast made of plaster of Paris and gauze; plaster cast.
  • (uncountable) plaster of Paris.
  • Derived terms

    * plasterboard * gypsum plaster * plaster cast * plaster lath * plaster and lath; lath and plaster

    See also

    * cement board * lath * gypsum board * gyprock * sheetrock * wallboard * drywall


    (en verb)
  • To cover or coat something with plaster, or apply a plaster.
  • Her face was plastered in mud.
  • To hide or cover up, as if with plaster.
  • The radio station plastered the buses and trains with its advertisement.

    Derived terms

    * court-plaster * plasterboard * plastered * plasterer

    See also

    * drywall * sheetrock


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