English dictionary

Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English adjective: plastic

1. plastic capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)

SamplesPlastic substances such as wax or clay.

Synonymsfictile, moldable



2. plastic capable of being influenced or formed

SamplesThe plastic minds of children.
A pliant nature.


Similarimpressible, impressionable, waxy


3. plastic forming or capable of forming or molding or fashioning

SamplesA formative influence.
A formative experience.

Synonymsformative, shaping



English noun: plastic

1. plastic (substance) 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

Broader (hypernym)solid

Narrower (hyponym)ABS, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, amino plastic, amino resin, aminoplast, Bakelite, cellulosic, coumarone resin, coumarone-indene resin, fluorocarbon plastic, Mylar, phenolic plastic, phenolic urea, polyester, polypropene, polypropylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinyl-formaldehyde, resinoid, silicone resin, Teflon, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin, thermosetting compositions, thermosetting resin, vinyl, Vinylite

2. plastic (possession) 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

SamplesDo you take plastic?.

Synonymscharge card, charge plate, credit card

Broader (hypernym)charge account credit, open-end credit, positive identification, revolving credit

Narrower (hyponym)bank card, calling card, cash card, cashcard, phone card

Part holonymmagnetic stripe

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2020 onlineordbog.dk