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Definitions of plastic

  1. generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905] Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Plasticity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Plastically. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material); "plastic substances such as wax or clay" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. capable of being influenced or formed; "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. used of the imagination; "material...transformed by the plastic power of the imagination"--Coleridge Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. a substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905] Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; - used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; - said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Capable of being formed or molded; as, clay is plastic; giving form to matter; as, plastic art; quick to receive impressions; as, a plastic mind. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Moulding: having power to give form: capable of being moulded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Forming; moulding; that may be moulded. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Tending to shape or mold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Capable of being molded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Susceptible of being moulded or modelled, as clay; having power to give form to matter; pert. to modelling; produced by, or appearing as produced by, moulding or modelling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Formative; substances used in forming or building up tissues or organs; force which gives matter definite form. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for plastic

  1. This faith, while retaining the absolute character of the old religions, must be wider and more plastic than they; it must not merely be adapted to the existing needs of the human mind, but must take into account the possibilities of future development. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  2. On the whole therefore she was well pleased with his new passion for clay, and could wish for him loads of the plastic stuff in which to riot. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
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