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1. clay

noun. ['ˈkleɪ'] a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired.

Synonyms

  • daub
  • atomic number 14
  • kaolin
  • fireclay
  • silicon
  • pipeclay
  • pottery
  • porcelain clay
  • china clay
  • potter's clay
  • kaoline
  • bentonite
  • soil
  • red clay
  • potter's earth
  • Kitty Litter
  • clayware
  • Si
  • brick
  • adobe
  • terra alba
  • china stone
  • tile
  • roofing tile
  • argil

Antonyms

  • move
  • artifact
  • sober
  • sterile

Etymology

  • clay (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Clay

  • waga
  • compusa
  • communique
  • yakutakay
  • redisplay
  • papier-mache
  • l'espalier
  • cluj
  • cabriolet
  • underplay
  • societe
  • san-jose
  • naivete
  • mcgarvey
  • jonbenet
  • intraday
  • dunlavey
  • chevrolet
  • buga
  • aaa
  • zepa
  • underway
  • underpay
  • santa-fe
  • portray
  • pinochet
  • overstay
  • overplay
  • monterrey
  • meservey

How do you pronounce clay?

Pronounce clay as kleɪ.

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Sentences with clay


1. Noun, singular or mass
Make a die cut stand up by sticking its bottom edge into a base that you shape from clay.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
In the 1900s, parents generally gave their children clay whistles as toys.

Quotes about clay


1. Every night I cuddle with a blob of unbaked clay I fashioned in the shape of a woman. But that’s what being in love is all about.
- Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

2. A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.
- Jorge Luis Borges, Twenty-Four Conversations with Borges: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983

3. We join spokes together in a wheel, but it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we want.We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner spacethat makes it livable.We work with being, but non-being is what we use.
- Lao Tzu

2. pipe-clay

verb. whiten or clean with pipe-clay.

Synonyms

  • clean

Antonyms

  • infect
  • untidy

3. clay-colored_robin

noun. robin of Mexico and Central America.

Synonyms

  • thrush
  • Turdus
  • genus Turdus

4. Clay

noun. United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852).

Synonyms

  • the Great Compromiser

5. clay

noun. ['ˈkleɪ'] the dead body of a human being.

Synonyms

  • stiff
  • cremains
  • cadaver
  • remains
  • body
  • corpse

Antonyms

  • improved
  • uncover
  • clean
  • bad person

Etymology

  • clay (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. clay

noun. ['ˈkleɪ'] water soaked soil; soft wet earth.

Synonyms

  • slop
  • dirt
  • mire
  • bleaching earth
  • bleaching clay
  • mud pie
  • soil

Antonyms

  • ineffective
  • impotent
  • irresolute
  • informal

Etymology

  • clay (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. Clay

noun. United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978).

Synonyms

  • Lucius Clay
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