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Definition 1: a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material - [noun denoting artifact]

(elastic is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 2: a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for elastic in the sense of this definition

(elastic is a kind of ...) a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)

(elastic is a kind of ...) any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched

Definition 3: capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where elastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an elastic band
  • a youthful and elastic walk

(elastic is similar to ...) elastic; rebounds readily

"clean bouncy hair" "a lively tennis ball" "as resilient as seasoned hickory" "springy turf"

(elastic is similar to ...) having viscous as well as elastic properties

(elastic is similar to ...) capable of being easily stretched and resuming former size or shape

(elastic is similar to ...) easily stretched

"stretch hosiery"

(elastic is similar to ...) resembling a spring or the action of a spring

(elastic is similar to ...) having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness

(elastic is similar to ...) bending and snapping back readily without breaking

(elastic is similar to ...) capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)

"plastic substances such as wax or clay"

(elastic is similar to ...) (of gases) capable of expansion

(elastic is similar to ...) made with strands or inserts of elastic

"slacks with an elasticized waistband"

(elastic is similar to ...) (of a consistency) requiring chewing

"chewy caramels"

(means also ...) able to flex; able to bend easily

"slim flexible birches"

Definition 4: able to adjust readily to different conditions - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elastic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an adaptable person
  • a flexible personality
  • an elastic clause in a contract

Synonyms for elastic in the sense of this definition

(elastic is similar to ...) capable of adapting (of becoming or being made suitable) to a particular situation or use

"to succeed one must be adaptable" "the frame was adaptable to cloth bolts of different widths"

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