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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snowflake, flake(noun)

    a crystal of snow

  2. eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek(noun)

    a person with an unusual or odd personality

  3. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap(verb)

    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

    "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

  4. flake(verb)

    form into flakes

    "The substances started to flake"

  5. flake(verb)

    cover with flakes or as if with flakes

  6. peel off, peel, flake off, flake(verb)

    come off in flakes or thin small pieces

    "The paint in my house is peeling off"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flake(noun)

    a paling; a hurdle

  2. Flake(noun)

    a platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things

  3. Flake(noun)

    a small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc

  4. Flake(noun)

    a loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish

  5. Flake(noun)

    a little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash

  6. Flake(noun)

    a sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes

  7. Flake(verb)

    to form into flakes

  8. Flake(verb)

    to separate in flakes; to peel or scale off

  9. Origin: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]


  1. Flake

    Flake is a brand of chocolate bar currently manufactured by Cadbury Ireland and consists of thinly folded Dairy Milk milk chocolate. The product was first developed in 1920 and was founded by an employee of Cadburys. When the excess from the moulds was drained off, it fell off in a stream and created folded chocolate with flaking properties. Since 1922 in Britain, Australia and Ireland ice cream vendors serve "99 Flakes" which are vanilla soft serve ice cream in a wafer cone in which a half size Flake bar is inserted in the top. Screwballs are similar but have a plastic cone rather than a wafer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flake

    flāk, n. a small flat layer or film of anything: a very small loose mass, as of snow or wool.—v.t. to form into flakes.—ns. Flake′-white, the purest white-lead for painting, in the form of scales or plates; Flak′iness.—adj. Flak′y. [Prob. Scand.; Ice. flóke, flock of wool; Old High Ger. floccho.]

  2. Flake

    flāk, n. (Scot.) a movable hurdle for fencing; (naut.) a stage hung over a ship's side for caulking, &c. [Scand.; cf. Ice. flake; Dut. vlaak.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flake

    A small shifting stage, hung over a ship's side to caulk or repair a breach. (See FISH-FLAKE.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flake in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of flake in a Sentence

  1. Heidi Heitkamp:

    I support Sen. Flake’s call for a non-partisan FBI investigation into the allegations about Brett Kavanaugh – which I’ve been pressing for.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    So we can just delay and delay and delay, if we don't vote for any more judges that Flake doesn't want to vote for until September, we still probably got plenty to do.

  3. Deborah Ramirez:

    I know Jeff Flake has been torn, i share those concerns and I have to say my good friend Chris Coons is Chris Coons, he really wanted to create a better way to go forward.

  4. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

    I think Senator Flake would serve Senator Flake constituents much better if Senator Flake was less focused on writing a book and attacking the president than passing legislation.

  5. New York:

    Who did Senate Republicans call when they couldn't get FBI Director Chris Wray on the phone last week, as they were trying to allay Jeff Flake's fears about the investigation ? Rod Rosenstein.

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