HyperDic: flake

English > 6 senses of the word flake:
NOUNphenomenonflake, snowflakea crystal of snow
person flake, eccentric, eccentric person, oddball, geeka person with an unusual or odd personality
objectflake, bit, chip, fleck, scrapa small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole
VERBcontactflakeform into flakes
contactflakecover with flakes or as if with flakes
contactflake, peel off, peel, flake offcome off in flakes or thin small pieces
flake > pronunciation
Soundsfley'k
Rhymesache ... wake / Wake: 58 rhymes with eyk...
English > flake: 6 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA crystal of snow.
Synonymsnowflake
Part ofsnow, snowfallprecipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
BroadercrystalA solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
Substance ofsnowA layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground
Substanceswater, H2Obinary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid / liquid
Spanishampo, copo de nieve, copo
Catalanfloc
English > flake: 6 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person with an unusual or odd personality.
Synonymseccentric, eccentric person, oddball, geek
Narrowercrackpot, crank, nut, nut case, fruitcake, screwballA whimsically eccentric person
nutter, wacko, whackoA person who is regarded as eccentric or mad
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishestrafalario, excéntrico, geek
Catalanestrafolari, excèntric, extravagant
English > flake: 6 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole.
Synonymsbit, chip, fleck, scrap
Narrowermatchwoodfragments of wood
scale, scurf, exfoliationA thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
scurf(botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
splinter, sliverA small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
BroaderfragmentA piece broken ... / broken off or cut ... / cut off of something else
Spanishátomo, brizna, copo, fragmento, jirón, miaja, migaja, parte, pedazo, pizca, retazo, triza, trocito
Catalanàtom, bocí, gota, mica, miqueta, tros, trosset
Adjectivesflaky, flakeymade of or resembling flakes
Verbsflakecome off in flakes or thin small pieces
English > flake: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningform into flakes.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The substances started to flake"
Broaderformassume a form or shape
English > flake: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCover with flakes or as if with flakes.
PatternSomebody ----s something
BroadercoverProvide with a covering or cause to be covered
English > flake: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcome off in flakes or thin small pieces.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymspeel off, peel, flake off
Broaderchip, chip off, come off, break away, break offbreak off (a piece from a whole)
Spanishdesconcharse
Nounsflakea small fragment of something broken ... / broken off from the whole

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