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
credit card, charge card, charge plate, plastic(adj)
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?"
fictile, moldable, plastic(adj)
capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
"plastic substances such as wax or clay"
capable of being influenced or formed
"the plastic minds of children"; "a pliant nature"
formative, shaping, plastic(adj)
forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning
"a formative influence"; "a formative experience"
A sculptor, moulder.
Any solid but malleable substance.
A synthetic, thermoplastic, solid, hydrocarbon-based polymer.
Any similar synthetic material, not necessarily thermoplastic.
credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.
Fakeness, or a person who is fake or arrogant, or believes that they are better than the rest of the population.
Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant.
Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability.
Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.
Made of plastic.
Inferior or not the real thing; ersatz.
Fake, snobbish. Usually refers to a person.
having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator
capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child
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
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]
Origin: [L. plasticus, Gr. , fr. to form, mold: cf. F. plastique.]
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
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. plastikos—plassein, to mould.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'plastic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2622
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Rank popularity for the word 'plastic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2086
Rank popularity for the word 'plastic' in Nouns Frequency: #1013
The numerical value of plastic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of plastic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of plastic in a Sentence
We do need to ban the plastic.
An excise duty on plastic bags is useless.
My ministry will get a plastic bag ban on its way.
I do think we have bigger problems than plastic straws.
She got her looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
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Translations for plastic
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- plàsticCatalan, Valencian
- plastový, plast, umělá hmota, tvárnýCzech
- Plastik, Plastikgeld, plastisch, KunststoffGerman
- plástico, maleableSpanish
- muovinen, muovi, luottokortti, mukautuva, plastinen, maksukortti, muovi-Finnish
- պլաստմասսայե, պլաստմասսաArmenian
- plastica, plastico, malleabileItalian
- plastiek, kunststof, plastisch, plasticDutch
- tó doo bináká nílíníNavajo, Navaho
- plastikowy, plastykPolish
- гибкий, пластмасса, пластиковый, пластмассовый, пластикRussian
- plast, umelá hmotaSlovak
- plastmassa, plastikUzbek
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