What does Plastic mean?

Definitions for Plastic
ˈplæs tɪkPlas·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plasticnoun

    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

  2. credit card, charge card, charge plate, plasticadjective

    a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered

    "do you take plastic?"

  3. fictile, moldable, plasticadjective

    capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)

    "plastic substances such as wax or clay"

  4. plastic, pliantadjective

    capable of being influenced or formed

    "the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"

  5. formative, shaping, plasticadjective

    forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

    "a formative influence"; "a formative experience"

Wiktionary

  1. plasticnoun

    A sculptor, moulder.

  2. plasticnoun

    Any solid but malleable substance.

  3. plasticnoun

    A synthetic, thermoplastic, solid, hydrocarbon-based polymer.

  4. plasticnoun

    Any similar synthetic material, not necessarily thermoplastic.

  5. plasticnoun

    credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.

  6. plasticnoun

    Fakeness, or a person who is fake or arrogant, or believes that they are better than the rest of the population.

  7. plasticadjective

    Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant.

  8. plasticadjective

    Producing tissue.

  9. plasticadjective

    Creative, formative.

  10. plasticadjective

    Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability.

  11. plasticadjective

    Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.

  12. plasticadjective

    Made of plastic.

  13. plasticadjective

    Inferior or not the real thing; ersatz.

  14. plasticadjective

    Fake, snobbish. Usually refers to a person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plasticadjective

    having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator

  2. Plasticadjective

    capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child

  3. Plasticadjective

    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

  4. plasticnoun

    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]

  5. Etymology: [L. plasticus, Gr. , fr. to form, mold: cf. F. plastique.]

Freebase

  1. Plastic

    A plastic material is any of a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic organic solids that are moldable. Plastics are typically organic polymers of high molecular mass, but they often contain other substances. They are usually synthetic, most commonly derived from petrochemicals, but many are partially natural.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plastic

    plas′tik, adj. having power to give form to: capable of being moulded: of or pertaining to moulding.—ns. Plastic′ity, state or quality of being plastic; Plastilī′na, a modelling clay which remains soft and plastic for a considerable time; Plastog′raphy, imitation of handwriting. [Gr. plastikosplassein, to mould.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Plastic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2622

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Plastic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2086

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Plastic' in Nouns Frequency: #1013

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Plastic in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Hudson:

    It could pass into our blood or lymphatic system and end up in our organs, those plastic particles are little time bombs waiting to break down small enough to be absorbed by wildlife or by people and then potentially have harmful consequences.

  2. Pete Rahn:

    (It was) unimaginable that plastic conduit could cause damage like this.

  3. Emma Priestland:

    We are in a plastic pollution crisis and all companies need to reduce their plastic use, while it's great to see a company facing up to the harm caused by their single use plastic packaging and taking action, LEGO's entire business is based on plastic so they need to go the extra mile to really be sustainable.

  4. John Hocevar:

    Parts of the plastic industry have worked really hard to exploit fears around Covid, it's disappointing that lobbying groups are taking advantage of this climate of fear and uncertainty.

  5. Jo Morely:

    We need the government to go much, much, much further, we are facing a plastics crisis and we need to turn off the tap, we are really facing an environmental crisis, our oceans are full of plastic, and they're killing marine life, they are damaging our eco-systems and they are actually threatening human health.

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