Synonyms for (noun) element

component, element, constituent

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

LESS SPECIFIC: part, portion

ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor

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

LESS SPECIFIC: part, section, division


the most favorable environment for a plant or animal

water is the element of fishes


a straight line that generates a cylinder or cone

LESS SPECIFIC: straight line


the situation in which you are happiest and most effective

in your element

LESS SPECIFIC: situation, state of affairs

element, chemical element

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

LESS SPECIFIC: substance


one of four substances thought in ancient and medieval cosmology to constitute the physical universe

the alchemists believed that there were four elements

LESS SPECIFIC: substance