Associations to the word «Clay»

Wiktionary

CLAY, noun. A mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.
CLAY, noun. An earth material with ductile qualities.
CLAY, noun. (tennis) A tennis court surface.
CLAY, noun. (biblical) The material of the human body.
CLAY, noun. (geology) A particle less than 3.9 microns in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.
CLAY, noun. (firearms) (informal) A clay pigeon.
CLAY, verb. (transitive) To add clay to, to spread clay onto.
CLAY, verb. (transitive) (of sugar) To purify using clay.
CLAY, proper noun. A surname​.
CLAY, proper noun. A male given name transferred from the surname.
CLAY, proper noun. A diminutive of the   male given name Clayton.
CLAY PIGEON, noun. A flying target, usually a disc, made of a mixture of pitch and pulverized limestone rock, used as moving target in sport shooting.
CLAY PIGEONS, noun. Plural of clay pigeon
CLAY PIT, noun. A quarry for clay
CLAY UP, verb. To add clay to.

Dictionary definition

CLAY, noun. A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.
CLAY, noun. Water soaked soil; soft wet earth.
CLAY, noun. United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978).
CLAY, noun. United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852).
CLAY, noun. The dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay".

Wise words

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