1. [ adjective ] capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy

"an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

Related terms: inelastic viscoelastic rubbery flexible fictile elasticized stretch springlike stretchable expandable chewy elasticised ductile bouncy flexible
2. [ adjective ] able to adjust readily to different conditions
Synonyms: flexible pliant pliable

"an adaptable person" "a flexible personality" "an elastic clause in a contract"

Related terms: adaptable
3. [ noun ] a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
Synonyms: elastic_band rubber_band
Related terms: band elastic_device
4. [ noun ] (clothing) an elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material
Related terms: fabric
Similar spelling:   elasticity