Associations to the word «Clay»


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

More wisdom is latent in things as they are than in all the words men use.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery