Definitions for claykleɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminum: used for making bricks, pottery, etc.
Category: Chemistry, Geology
earth regarded as the material from which the human body was formed.
the human body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul.
Origin of clay:
bef. 1000; ME; OE clǣg, c. OFris klāy, MD, MLG klei]
Cassius Marcellus, 1810–1903, U.S. antislavery leader.
Cassius Marcellus, Jr.,
Ref: original name of Muhammad Ali . 5
Henry, 1777–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
Lucius (DuBignon), 1897–1978, U.S. general.
a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
water soaked soil; soft wet earth
Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay(noun)
United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
Clay, Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser(noun)
United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains(noun)
the dead body of a human being
"the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a soft substance taken from the ground, used for making dishes, bricks, etc.
A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.
An earth material with ductile qualities.
A tennis court surface.
The French Open is played on clay.
The material of the human body.
A particle less than 3.9 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
To add clay to, to spread clay onto.
To purify using clay.
transferred from the surname.
a soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. It is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. Lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities
earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles
to cover or manure with clay
to clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar
Clay is a general term including many combinations of one or more clay minerals with traces of metal oxides and organic matter. Geologic clay deposits are mostly composed of phyllosilicate minerals containing variable amounts of water trapped in the mineral structure.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'clay' in Nouns Frequency: #2113
Translations for clay
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a soft, sticky type of earth which is often baked into pottery, china, bricks etc.
- طين خَزَفي، صَلْصالArabic
- argilaPortuguese (BR)
- der TonGerman
- arcilla, barroSpanish
- خاک رسFarsi
- טִיט, חֵמָרHebrew
- सख्त चिकनी मिट्टीHindi
- glina, ilovačaCroatian
- tanah liatMalay
- خاک رسPersian
- خاوره: انسان بدنPashto
- lera, lerjordSwedish
- 黏土Chinese (Trad.)
- đất sétVietnamese
- 粘土Chinese (Simp.)
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