from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily drawn into wire or hammered thin: ductile metals.
- adj. Easily molded or shaped. See Synonyms at malleable.
- adj. Capable of being readily persuaded or influenced; tractable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of being pulled or stretched into thin wire by mechanical force without breaking.
- adj. Molded easily into a new form.
- adj. Led easily; prone to follow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Easily led; tractable; complying; yielding to motives, persuasion, or instruction.
- adj. Capable of being elongated or drawn out, as into wire or threads.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Susceptible of being led or drawn; tractable; complying; yielding to persuasion or instruction: as, the ductile mind of youth; a ductile people.
- Flexible; pliable.
- Capable of being drawn out into wire or threads: as, gold is the most ductile of the metals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. easily influenced
- adj. capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
Middle English ductil, from Old French, from Latin ductilis, from ductus, past participle of dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ductilis ("easily led"). (Wiktionary)