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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"

Wiktionary

  1. flint(Noun)

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

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

  2. flint(Noun)

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

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

  3. flint(Noun)

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

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

  4. flint(Verb)

    To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

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

  5. Flint(ProperNoun)

    A city in Michigan

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

  6. Flint(ProperNoun)

    An unincorporated community in Texas

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Flint(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Flint(noun)

    anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

CrunchBase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flint

    The stone of a gun-lock, by which a spark was elicited for the discharge of the loaded piece.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. flint

    In the flint-lock musket, the stone which was fixed to the cock or gun-lock by which the sparks were elicited that discharged the piece.

Editors Contribution

  1. 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 MaryC on March 5, 2017  
  2. 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 MaryC on March 5, 2017  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Flint

    From the flint or quartz which abounds in this country.

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Numerology

  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. Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee:

    The people and policymakers of Michigan right now have all the government resources they need to fix the problem, the only thing Congress is contributing to the Flint recovery is political grandstanding.

  2. Mayor Karen Weaver:

    In order for Flint residents to once again have confidence and trust in the water coming from their faucets, all lead pipes in the city of Flint need to be replaced.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    We are going to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, we're going to rebuild the pipe system, the water system here in Flint, we're going to make sure that all of those people affected have the health care that they need and that those that were affected also get the educational opportunities that they need.

  4. Rick Snyder:

    The public health issues the people of Flint and Genesee County are facing warranted an internal review of how the state handled these situations, i want some answers.

  5. John Cornyn:

    We all have sympathy of what’s happened to Flint. But this is primarily a local and a state responsibility.

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