Elastic vs Agile - What's the difference?

elastic | agile |


As adjectives the difference between elastic and agile

is that elastic is capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released while agile is having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.

As a noun elastic

is (uncountable) an elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.

elastic

English

Alternative forms

* elastick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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
  • Of clothing, elasticated.
  • (economics) Sensitive to changes in price.
  • Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
  • springy; bouncy; vivacious
  • * 1900 , , The House Behind the Cedars , Chapter I,
  • He could see that she was tastefully, though not richly, dressed, and that she walked with an elastic step that revealed a light heart and the vigor of perfect health. Her face, of course, he could not analyze, since he had caught only the one brief but convincing glimpse of it.
  • Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
  • elastic''' spirits; an '''elastic constitution

    Synonyms

    * stretchy * stretchable

    Noun

  • (uncountable) An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  • Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
  • (countable) An elastic band.
  • Anagrams

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    agile

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • Having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; nimble; active; as, an agile boy; an agile tongue.
  • * Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The man drew out paper and tobacco and twirled the one up in the other with surprising dexterity. He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
  • (computing) Of or relating to (Agile software development), a technique for iterative and incremental development of software involving collaboration between teams.
  • agile methods

    Synonyms

    * active, alert, nimble, brisk, lively, quick

    Derived terms

    * agility ----