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Plastic meaning

plastic - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator.
  2. 2. 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]
  3. 3. Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; - used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. a substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of are used to produce articles of commerce ( after 1900). [ MW10 gives origin of word as 1905]
  6. 6. Forming; moulding; that may be moulded.

plastic - examples of usage

  1. " Have you all got plastic for brains? - "Warlord of Kor", Terry Gene Carr.
  2. There was the box with the plastic sheet in it. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  3. He touched it, and an image appeared in the plastic. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
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