HyperDic: elastic

English > 4 senses of the word elastic:
ADJECTIVEallelasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression
allelastic, flexible, pliable, pliantable to adjust readily to different conditions
NOUNartifactelastic, rubber band, elastic banda narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
artifactelastica fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
elastic > pronunciation
Soundsihlae'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > elastic: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy.
Examples
  • "an elastic band"
  • "a youthful and elastic walk"
Narrowerbouncy, live, lively, resilient, springyelastic
chewy(of a consistency) requiring chewing
elasticized, elasticisedmade with strands or inserts of elastic
expandable, expandible, expansible, expansile(of gases) capable of expansion
fictile, moldable, plasticcapable of being molded / molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
flexible, whippybending and snapping back readily without breaking / breaking
rubbery, rubberlikeHaving an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness
springlikeresembling a spring or the action of a spring
stretcheasily stretched
stretchable, stretchycapable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape
viscoelasticHaving viscous as well as elastic properties
See alsoflexible, flexileable to flex
Oppositeinelasticnot elastic
Spanishelástico
Catalanelàstic
Nounselastica fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
elastica narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
elasticitythe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
English > elastic: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningable to adjust readily to different conditions.
Example "an elastic clause in a contract"
Synonymsflexible, pliable, pliant
Broaderadaptablecapable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use
Spanishelástico, flexible
English > elastic: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together.
Synonymsrubber band, elastic band
BroaderbandA thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
elastic deviceAny flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
Spanishcinta de goma, elástico, goma elástica, goma, gomita
Catalangoma elàstica, goma
Adjectiveselasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression
English > elastic: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material.
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Spanishelástico
Catalanelàstic
Adjectiveselasticcapable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression

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