HyperDic: clay

English > 5 senses of the word clay / Clay:
NOUNsubstanceclaya very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
substanceclay, mudwater soaked soil
person Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon ClayUnited States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
person Clay, Henry Clay, the Great CompromiserUnited States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
bodyclay, cadaver, corpse, stiff, remainsthe dead body of a human being
clay / Clay > pronunciation
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English > clay: 5 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
NarrowerKitty Littergranulated clay
adobeThe clay from which adobe bricks are made
argilA white clay (especially a white clay used by potters)
bentoniteAn absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash
china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra albaA fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar)
daubmaterial used to daub walls
fireclayA heat-resistant clay
pipeclay, terra albafine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather
potter's clay, potter's earthclay that does not contain any iron
red clayclay whose redness results from iron oxide
Broadersoil, dirtThe part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Substance ofbrickrectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln
pottery, claywareceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln
tile, roofing tileA thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing
Substancessilicon, Si, atomic number 14A tetravalent nonmetallic element
Spanisharcilla, barro
Catalanargila
English > clay: 5 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaningwater soaked soil; soft wet earth.
Synonymmud
Narrowerbleaching clay, bleaching earthAn adsorbent clay that will remove coloring from oils
mud pieA mass of mud that a child has molded into the shape of pie
slop, mireDeep soft mud in water or slush
Broadersoil, dirtThe part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Spanishbarro, cieno, fango, légamo, lodo
Catalanfang, llacor, llot
English > Clay: 5 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningUnited States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978).
SynonymsLucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay
Instance ofgeneral, full generalA general officer of the highest rank
CatalanClay
English > Clay: 5 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningUnited States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852).
SynonymsHenry Clay, the Great Compromiser
Instance ofpolitician, politico, pol, political leaderA person active in party politics
SpanishHenry Clay
CatalanHenry Clay
English > clay: 5 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningThe dead body of a human being.
Example "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
Synonymscadaver, corpse, stiff, remains
NarrowercremainsThe remains of a dead body after cremation
Broaderbody, dead bodyA natural object consisting of a dead animal or person
Spanishcadáver, cenizas, cuerpo, fiambre, muerto, restos mortales, restos
Catalancadàver, cos, mort, restes

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