from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of being molded; plastic.
- adj. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth.
- adj. Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Capable of being molded into the shape of an artifact or art work
- adj. Molded of clay or earth
- adj. Of or relating to earthenware
- adj. Capable of being led or directed
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Molded, or capable of being molded, into form by art; relating to pottery or to molding in any soft material.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Molded into form by art.
- Capable of being molded; plastic: as, fictile clay.
- Having to do with pottery; composed of or consisting in pottery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
- adj. susceptible to being led or directed
- adj. of or relating to the craft of pottery
Latin fictilis, made of clay, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to mold; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin fictilus, from fictus (from fingere ("to shape, form, devise")) + -ilis (Wiktionary)