element

Part of speech: noun

A component; constituent; ingredient.

Part of speech: noun

Rudiments.

Part of speech: noun

The bread and wine of the Lord's Supper.

Part of speech: noun

Natural agencies, as of earth, air, fire, and water.

Part of speech: noun

The natural sphere or environment.

Part of speech: noun

A form of matter which can not be decomposed by any known means.

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Usage examples "element":

  1. But then they'd probably have been spotted, and lost the precious element of surprise. - "Slingshot", Irving W. Lande.
  2. The existence of such an element-? - "The Awkward Age", Henry James.
  3. It is not the rebel element, perhaps, but the nature of things, that the South should not realize the complete overthrow of the old order and the necessity for a complete change of the domestic policy. - "The Life of Lyman Trumbull", Horace White.