from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being an element.
- adj. Fundamental or essential; basic.
- adj. Of or relating to fundamentals; elementary.
- adj. Constituting an integral part; inborn.
- adj. Of such character as to resemble a force of nature in power or effect: elemental violence.
- n. In certain occult systems, an inhabitant of one of the four elements, especially any of the beings described by Paracelsus as intermediate in corporeality between humans and spirits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, relating to, or being an element (as opposed to a compound)
- adj. basic, fundamental or elementary
- adj. of the ancient supposed elements of earth, air, fire and water
- adj. of, or relating to a force or nature, especially to severe atmospheric conditions
- n. A creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water. They sometimes have unique proper names and sometimes are referred to as Air, Earth, Fire, or Water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the elements, first principles, and primary ingredients, or to the four supposed elements of the material world.
- adj. Pertaining to rudiments or first principles; rudimentary; elementary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an element or elements.
- Pertaining or relating to first principles; simple; elementary.
- Of or pertaining to the elements of the material world: more especially used of the mobile elements, fire, air, and water, with reference to their violent or destructive action. See element, 2 and 3.
- n. A spirit of the elements; a nature-spirit. See I., 3, and element, 2 and 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or being an element
- adj. of or being the essential or basic part
- adj. relating to severe atmospheric conditions
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