Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator.
Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; -- used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.
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.
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]
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. Hunter S. Thompson
plastic in Afrikaans is plastiek
plastic in Dutch is plastic, van plastic
plastic in Finnish is muovi
plastic in French is art plastique
plastic in German is plastisch
plastic in Italian is plastico, plastica
plastic in Swedish is plast
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