Noun Definition

element

1.Definition: a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

Category: General

2.Definition: an abstract part of something

"Jealousy was a component of his character", "Two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony", "The grammatical elements of a sentence", "A key factor in her success", "Humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"

Related Noun(s):component, factor, constituent

Category: General

3.Definition: an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

"Spare components for cars", "A component or constituent element of a system"

Related Noun(s):component, constituent

Category: Objects

4.Definition: any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter

Category: General

5.Definition: one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

"The alchemists believed that there were four elements"

Category: General

6.Definition: the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

"Water is the element of fishes"

Category: Places

7.Definition: the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

"In your element"

Category: General