- concerned with or pertaining to molding or modeling; sculptural.
- relating to three-dimensional form or space, especially on a two-dimensional surface.
- pertaining to the tools or techniques of drawing, painting, or sculpture: the plastic means.
- characterized by an emphasis on formal structure: plastic requirements of a picture.
Origin of plastic
OTHER WORDS FROM plasticplas·ti·cal·ly, plas·tic·ly, adverb non·plas·tic, adjective, noun un·plas·tic, adjective
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Definition for plastic (2 of 2)
Origin of -plastic
Example sentences from the Web for plastic
He was also a charismatic, telegenic speaker with a face improved by plastic surgery several years earlier.
The taste of metal cutlery after years of plastic can also taste funny.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside |Justin Rohrlich |January 3, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Cover with plastic wrap and allow the dates to soften, about 15 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding |Carla Hall |December 28, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Internet chatter rose to a deafening roar as speculation began about what—plastic surgery?Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon |December 27, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
In his backpack, which police say he dropped before fleeing, they recovered three hammers in plastic wrapping.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop |Jacob Siegel |December 19, 2014 |DAILY BEAST
Here and there were little bloodstains, just below the surface of his skin, and he had no more hair than a plastic ball.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet |Harold Leland Goodwin
He is an educator, and is dealing with the most plastic and most valuable asset in the community—boyhood.The Boy and the Sunday School |John L. Alexander
The wind plays strange pranks with snow; snow is the most plastic medium it has to mould into images and symbols of its moods.Over Prairie Trails |Frederick Philip Grove
It was evolved as the molecule evolves protoplasm and from a plastic cell developeth primordial germs.The Army Mule and Other War Sketches |Henry A. Castle
We said once before that stereoscopic arrangements could reproduce somewhat this plastic form also.The Photoplay |Hugo Mnsterberg
British Dictionary definitions for plastic (1 of 2)
- of or relating to moulding or modellingthe plastic arts
- produced or apparently produced by mouldingthe plastic draperies of Giotto's figures