(uncountable) The down of the eider duck, used for stuffing pillows and quilts
(countable) A quilt stuffed with this down
noun (countable and uncountable; pluralelastics)
(uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
adjective ((compar) more elastic, (superl) most elastic)
Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
(countable) An elastic band.
- Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released.
The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
- Made of elastic.
elastic band Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
- Of clothing, elasticated.
(economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
- Extreme part.
- Extreme line.
(cricket) One of the two parts of the ground used as a descriptive name for half of the ground.
The Pavillion End
- The position at the end of either the offensive or defensive line, a tight end, a split end, a defensive end.
(curling) A period of play in which each team throws 8 rocks, 2 per player, in alternating fashion.
(intransitive): To finish, terminate.
Is this movie ever going to ?
(transitive): To finish, terminate.
noun (plural eyes or (archaic) eyen)
- An organ that is sensitive to light, which it converts to electrical signals passed to the brain, by which means animals see.
- A hole at the blunt end of a needle through which thread is passed.
- A fitting consisting of a loop of metal or other material, suitable for receiving a hook.
- The center/centre of a hurricane.
- A mark on an animal, such as a peacock or butterfly, resembling an eye.
- A reproductive bud in a potato.
- The ability to notice what others might miss.
verb (eyes, eyeing or eying, eyed)
- He has a good eye for talent.
- To look at someone or something as if with the intent to do something with that person or thing.
- An object that consists of a rim and small hole or perforation to receive a cord or fastener, as in garments, sails, etc. An eyelet may reinforce a hole.
Push the aglet of the shoelace through each of the eyelets, one at a time.
- A shaped metal embellisment containing a hole, used in scrapbook. Eyelets are typically set by punching a hole in the page, placing the smooth side of the eyelet on a table, positioning the paper over protruding edge and curling the edge down using a hammer and eyelet setter.