What does the word elastic mean?

  • [ Greek] Of or by elasticity; as E. force, E. movement.

  • Having the property of returning to the original shape after being compressed, bent, or otherwise distorted.

Usage examples for elastic

  1. Whirl a weight round and round by a bit of elastic, the elastic is stretched; whirl it faster, it is stretched more. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  2. Their step was free and light; they came with a kind of hardy grace, elastic, poised, and very young, homeward from some visit on this holiday. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  3. His firm, elastic step seemed like a vigorous man of fifty. – Isaac T. Hopper by L. Maria Child

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