What does elastic mean?

Definitions for elastic
ɪˈlæs tɪkelas·tic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word elastic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubber band, elastic band, elasticnoun

    a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together

  2. elasticadjective

    a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

  3. elasticadjective

    capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

    "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"

  4. elastic, flexible, pliable, pliantadjective

    able to adjust readily to different conditions

    "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract"

Wiktionary

  1. elasticnoun

    An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.

    Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

  2. elasticnoun

    An elastic band.

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

  3. elasticadjective

    Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.

    The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

  4. elasticadjective

    Made of elastic.

    elastic band

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

  5. elasticadjective

    Of clothing, elasticated.

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

  6. elasticadjective

    Sensitive to changes in price.

    Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.

    Etymology: From elasticus, from as if * for , equiv. to , from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elasticadjective

    springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, drawn, pressed, or twisted; springy; having the power of rebounding; as, a bow is elastic; the air is elastic; India rubber is elastic

    Etymology: [Formed fr. Gr. 'elay`nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. lastique.]

  2. Elasticadjective

    able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials; as, elastic spirits; an elastic constitution

    Etymology: [Formed fr. Gr. 'elay`nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. lastique.]

  3. Elasticnoun

    an elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber

    Etymology: [Formed fr. Gr. 'elay`nein to drive; prob. akin to L. alacer lively, brisk, and E. alacrity: cf. F. lastique.]

Freebase

  1. Elastic

    Elastic is a 2002 album by jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. All tunes were original compositions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elastic

    e-las′tik, adj. having a tendency to recover the original form: springy: able to recover quickly a former state or condition after a shock: flexible: yielding.—n. a piece of string, cord, &c. made elastic by having india-rubber woven in it.—adv. Elas′tically.—ns. Elastic′ity, springiness: power to recover from depression; Elas′ticness. [Coined from Gr. elastikos, elaunein, fut. elasein, to drive.]

CrunchBase

  1. Elastic

    Elastic is a scalable way to build and manage your sales team on demand.They are a team of hackers and hustlers. Every team member has either started a company in the past or has future founder ambition. They strive to create the most entrepreneurial company culture in the world.

Entomology

  1. Elastic

    a part which has a degree of flexibility throughout.

Anagrams for elastic »

  1. Castile, laciest, latices, salicet

  2. Castile

  3. Laciest

  4. Latices

  5. Salicet

How to pronounce elastic?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of elastic in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    It is egoism that leads to the latent destruction of mental, elastic genes. The adaptive transformation functions of conformism lead them to complete vulnerability. Selfishness as the basis for the development of marketing of human weakness.

  2. Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan:

    That's one of the things that the Chairman( of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) and I have talked quite a bit about and I'm continuing conversations. I am going to work very closely with the new acting secretary( of the Department of Homeland Security), what I would say is as the situation there deteriorates, it's pretty elastic in terms of demand on us, so I would expect shortly here to have another request for assistance.

  3. Melissa Piliang:

    Once the elastic is failed and they’re not staying in place and causing extra rubbing and shifting around, it’s time to throw them out and get some new ones.

  4. Jerry Goldfeder:

    If a voter has more than one bona fide residence, she or he can choose from which one to register and vote. And the law is sufficiently elastic to allow the voter to switch voting residences back and forth — but of course they can't vote more than once in an election.

  5. Nadia Comaneci:

    The fascinating thing for us to bring home to Romania was bubble gum, coloured socks and coloured hair clips. These were things we did n’t have in Romania at the time, we only had white socks in Romania. But when I used to come back from the States, I used to bring back pink and yellow socks with all kind of designs, and hair clips and elastic bands for the ponytail that had colourful designs.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. abduct
    • B. efface
    • C. transpire
    • D. elaborate

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