Definition of elastic :
1. 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.
2. An elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber.
3. 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.
rubberlike, conciliatory, earthen, Lurex, chain, flexile, bendable, expansible, glass, clip, chewy, cord, alterable, cardboard, inconstant, impressionable, variable, fictile, concrete, temporary, astrakhan, chenille, twine, tractile, alabaster, compromising, change, holder, fleeting, glazed, bone, cable, lame, ductile, passing, viscoelastic, waxy, expandible, floating, short-term, fur, fleece, fluid, tensile, bouncy, chiffon, modifiable, string, expandable, adjustable, adaptive, rubbery, study at flexible, brief, Dacron, suggestible, acrylic, elastic band, leatherette, transient, elasticized, horny, safety belt, elasticised, rubber band, springlike, whippy, changeable, stretchable, short-lived, rope, live, stretch, expansile, moldable, lively
elastic (part of speech: adjective)
soft (part of speech: adjective)
- As they increased in size day by day, the elastic wall of their small home expanded, and thus served their need until such time as they were old enough to live independent of this specially provided shelter. - "The Human Side of Animals", Royal Dixon.
- What down, what sand, what deep moss, what elastic wave could match the bed and cushion of the gale? - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
- Such different elements could hardly have dwelt together in harmony if the head of the household, Cavour's grandmother, had not been a superior woman in every sense, and one endowed with the worldly tact and elastic spirits without which even superior gifts are of little worth in the delicate, intimate relations of life. - "Cavour", Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco.