Associations to the word «Elastic»


ELASTIC, adjective. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
ELASTIC, adjective. Made of elastic.
ELASTIC, adjective. Of clothing, elasticated.
ELASTIC, adjective. (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
ELASTIC, adjective. Springy; bouncy; vivacious
ELASTIC, adjective. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
ELASTIC, noun. (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
ELASTIC, noun. (countable) An elastic band.
ELASTIC BAND, noun. A small, narrow loop of rubber or similar material used to hold items together.
ELASTIC BANDS, noun. Plural of elastic band
ELASTIC ENERGY, noun. (physics) The potential energy stored in a system when it is distorted or deformed; the classic example is that of a coiled spring
ELASTIC LIMIT, noun. (physics) The level of stress at which a solid undergoes a greater change in strain than predicted by Hooke's law; often followed by necking and breaking.

Dictionary definition

ELASTIC, noun. A narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together.
ELASTIC, noun. A fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material.
ELASTIC, adjective. Capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk".
ELASTIC, adjective. Able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person"; "a flexible personality"; "an elastic clause in a contract".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca