Associations to the word «Flake»


FLAKE, noun. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, paint, or fish.
FLAKE, noun. (archaeology) A prehistoric tool chipped out of stone.
FLAKE, noun. (informal) A person who is impractical, flighty, unreliable, or inconsistent; especially with maintaining a living.
FLAKE, noun. A carnation with only two colours in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
FLAKE, verb. To break or chip off in a flake.
FLAKE, verb. (colloquial) To prove unreliable or impractical; to abandon or desert, to fail to follow through.
FLAKE, verb. (technical) To store an item such as rope in layers
FLAKE, verb. (Ireland) (slang) to hit (another person).
FLAKE, noun. (UK) Dogfish.
FLAKE, noun. (Australia) The meat of the gummy shark.
FLAKE, noun. (UK) (dialect) A paling; a hurdle.
FLAKE, noun. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
FLAKE, noun. (nautical) A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on while calking, etc.
FLAKE, noun. (nautical) Alternative form of fake (turn or coil of cable or hawser)
FLAKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) To fall asleep from exhaustion.
FLAKE OUT, verb. (intransitive) To flake: to prove unreliable; to abandon or deseret.

Dictionary definition

FLAKE, noun. A crystal of snow.
FLAKE, noun. A person with an unusual or odd personality.
FLAKE, noun. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye".
FLAKE, verb. Form into flakes; "The substances started to flake".
FLAKE, verb. Cover with flakes or as if with flakes.
FLAKE, verb. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off".

Wise words

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Mark Twain