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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flint(noun)

    a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony

  2. Flint, Flint River(noun)

    a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River

  3. Flint(adj)

    a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing

  4. flinty, flint, granitic, obdurate, stony(adj)

    showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

    "his flinty gaze"; "the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"


  1. flint(Noun)

    A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck.

  2. flint(Noun)

    A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark.

  3. flint(Noun)

    A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.

  4. flint(Verb)

    To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

  5. Flint(ProperNoun)

    A city in Michigan

  6. Flint(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Texas

  7. Origin: flint, from flintaz (compare vlint, flins, flint), from splind- (compare slinn, πλίνθος), from (s)plei-. More at split.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flint(noun)

    a massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel

  2. Flint(noun)

    a piece of flint for striking fire; -- formerly much used, esp. in the hammers of gun locks

  3. Flint(noun)

    anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint

  4. Origin: [AS. flint, akin to Sw. flinta, Dan. flint; cf. OHG. flins flint, G. flinte gun (cf. E. flintlock), perh. akin to Gr. brick. Cf. Plinth.]


  1. Flint

    Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorized as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture. From a petrological point of view, "flint" refers specifically to the form of chert which occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Similarly, "common chert" occurs in limestone.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flint

    flint, n. a hard mineral, a variety of quartz, from which fire is readily struck with steel: anything proverbially hard.—adj. made of flint, hard.—n. Flint′-glass, a very fine and pure kind of glass, so called because originally made of calcined flints.—adjs. Flint′-heart, -ed (Shak.), having a hard heart.—v.t. Flint′ify, to turn to flint.—ns. Flint′iness; Flint′-lock, a gun-lock having a flint fixed in the hammer for striking fire and igniting the priming.—adj. Flint′y, consisting of or like flint: hard: cruel.—Flint implements, arrow, axe, and spear heads, &c. made by man before the use of metals, commonly found in prehistoric graves, &c. [A.S. flint; Dan. flint; Gr. plinthos, a brick.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Flint

    1, a maritime county (77) of North Wales, between Lancashire and Denbigh, of which a detached portion lies to the N. of Shropshire; low stretches of sand form its foreshore, but inland it is hilly, with here and there a picturesque and fertile valley in which dairy-farming is extensively carried on. 2, a seaport (5), on the estuary of the Dee, 13 m. NW. of Chester; has ruins of a castle with interesting historical associations; in the neighbourhood are copper-works and lead and coal mines.


  1. Flint

    Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for on-the-go businesses to accept credit cards and to find new customers through social marketing. The company's first product is an iPhone app that enables merchants to process credit card payments easily and securely using only their phone - without any additional hardware. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by top-tier venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures.

Editors Contribution

  1. flint

    A piece of specific substance created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes and sizes used as a mechanism within a lighter to produce a flame.

    Flint is part of the mechanism of a lighter and is sometimes a metal, stone or other material.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on October 22, 2015  
  2. flint

    A type of natural mineral element.

    Flint is a form of mineral quartz and is used for various purposes e.g. building materials.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 5, 2017  
  3. flint

    A type of natural resource.

    Flint is a type of natural stone and is found near the coast in some countries and is used as a building material.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on March 5, 2017  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Flint

    From the flint or quartz which abounds in this country.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flint in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flint in a Sentence

  1. Reggie Smith:

    That was the beginning of the downslide in Flint.

  2. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver:

    We're still determined to get the lead out of Flint.

  3. Rick Snyder:

    Let me be blunt, we all failed the families of Flint.

  4. Peter Hsiao:

    I think in Flint they ’ll have the same difficulties.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    What would you do for the people of Flint in your first 100 days?

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