malleable


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mal·le·a·ble

 (măl′ē-ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being shaped or formed, as by hammering or pressure: a malleable metal.
2. Easily controlled or influenced: "The British [rulers] ... had favoured the brother who struck them as altogether more amiable, a more malleable, more temperate man" (Paul Scott).
3.
a. Able to adjust to changing circumstances; adaptable: a malleable leader unafraid to compromise.
b. Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs: the malleable rhythms of jazz.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from malleāre, to hammer, from Latin malleus, hammer; see melə- in Indo-European roots.]

mal′le·a·bil′i·ty, mal′le·a·ble·ness n.
mal′le·a·bly adv.
Synonyms: malleable, ductile, plastic, pliable, pliant
These adjectives mean capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out: malleable metals such as gold and silver; ductile copper; a plastic substance such as wax; soaked the leather to make it pliable; pliant molten glass.

malleable

(ˈmælɪəbəl)
adj
1. (esp of metal) able to be worked, hammered, or shaped under pressure or blows without breaking
2. able to be influenced; pliable or tractable
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin malleābilis, from Latin malleus hammer]
ˌmalleaˈbility, ˈmalleableness n
ˈmalleably adv

mal•le•a•ble

(ˈmæl i ə bəl)

adj.
1. capable of being extended or shaped, as by hammering or by pressure.
2. adaptable; tractable: a malleable personality.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin malleābilis=malle(āre) to hammer + -ābilis -able]
mal′le•a•bly, adv.
mal`le•a•bil′i•ty, mal′le•a•ble•ness, n.

mal·le·a·ble

(măl′ē-ə-bəl)
Capable of being shaped or formed in its solid state, especially by pressure or hammering. Gold is the most malleable substance known.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.malleable - easily influenced
manipulable, tractable - easily managed (controlled or taught or molded); "tractable young minds"; "the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
2.malleable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn outmalleable - capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"
formed - having or given a form or shape

malleable

adjective
1. manageable, adaptable, compliant, impressionable, pliable, tractable, biddable, governable, like putty in your hands She was young enough to be malleable.
2. workable, soft, plastic, tensile, ductile Silver is the most malleable of all metals.

malleable

adjective
1. Capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure:
3. Capable of adapting or being adapted:
Translations
mukautuvainen
maleabil

malleable

[ˈmælɪəbl] ADJmaleable, dúctil

malleable

[ˈmæliəbəl] adj
[substance] → malléable
[person] → influençable

malleable

adjformbar (also fig), → weich; (of clay, wax also)geschmeidig

malleable

[ˈmælɪəbl] adjmalleabile

mal·le·a·ble

a. maleable.
References in classic literature ?
This metal, in fact, is the most tenacious, the most ductile, and the most malleable, and consequently suitable for all moulding operations; and when smelted with pit coal, is of superior quality for all engineering works requiring great resisting power, such as cannon, steam boilers, hydraulic presses, and the like.
In effect, a large compass of beautiful thought and expression, from poetry old and new, have become to him matter malleable anew for a further and finer reach of literary art.
When the substance is in a proper state for the next process, it betrays evidences of incipient decomposition; the fibres are relaxed and softened, and rendered perfectly malleable.
The characters of the narrative would not be warmed and rendered malleable by any heat that I could kindle at my intellectual forge.
Contract awarded for 1) 62106818-union malleable cast iron for tube ofnominal bore 15mm ((1/2")as per type vii , isi marked to 1879/ 1987(reaffirmed 2005) edition 3.
They were also owners of the Malleable iron company, Hartlepool, who also had the Malleable Works in Portrack, Stockton, for many years.
THOSE watching the Tory leader race from Bute House, the First Minister's residence, will be weighing up which of the possible prime ministers could be most malleable.
The available types of implants are inflatable (3 pieces and 2 pieces) and malleable [3].
8,987,182 B2; Henkel, Dusseldorf, has been awarded a US patent for a malleable toilet cleaner composition.
For example, hard and brittle matter can become soft and malleable in a matter of seconds.
He worked for Ingersoll Rand, Bay City Foundry, Wauseon Foundry, Dayton Malleable, Canton Malleable and White Motors.
The organizational infrastructure of athletic programs, which institutionalizes practice, emphasizes effort, and values the coach as a developmental expert, is thought to powerfully cultivate the idea of athletic ability as a malleable trait--and offers clues about how to design educational interventions that increase the number of students who believe intelligence is something they can improve with effort.