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Meaning & Definition of Clay in English

English

Clay

/kle/

noun

1. A very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

    synonym:
  • clay

2. Water soaked soil

  • Soft wet earth
    synonym:
  • mud
  • ,
  • clay

3. United states general who commanded united states forces in europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the berlin airlift (1897-1978)

    synonym:
  • Clay
  • ,
  • Lucius Clay
  • ,
  • Lucius DuBignon Clay

4. United states politician responsible for the missouri compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

    synonym:
  • Clay
  • ,
  • Henry Clay
  • ,
  • the Great Compromiser

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • cadaver
  • ,
  • corpse
  • ,
  • stiff
  • ,
  • clay
  • ,
  • remains

Examples of using

If the difference between order and chaos or preservation and ruin were the same as that between high mountains and deep valleys, or between white clay and black lacquer, then wisdom would have had no place: stupidity would also have been alright.
He formed the clay into a bowl.