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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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  2. Flake(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  3. Flake(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  5. Flake(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  6. Flake(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  7. Flake(verb)

    to form into flakes

    Etymology: [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st Fake.]

  8. Flake(verb)

    to separate in flakes; to peel or scale off

    Etymology: [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. 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.

  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. Jeff Flake:

    This is the first time that a number of senators have actually stood up, a number of Senators from the President's party and said,' No, Jeff Flake can't do that, and we're going to pass legislation to rein this in,' and so that is our prerogative, that's what we should be doing, that's what we should have been doing sooner than now.

  4. 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.

  5. Daniel Pout:

    Pout, Daniel Pout, thinks Democratic Socialists of America might someday have a chance at building enough support to run candidates of Democratic Socialists of America own, under the Socialist Party banner. There’s an attack on the center, in both parties, on business-as-usual, jeff Flake, in my state, decided not to run again, Jeff Flake sees no way Jeff Flake can fight against this anti-establishment, anti-status-quo.

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