Clay Definition

Define what is Clay?

1. Clay (noun)

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

    Hypernyms

    dirt, soil noun
    the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.

    Hyponyms

    adobe noun
    the clay from which adobe bricks are made.

    argil noun
    a white clay (especially a white clay used by potters).

    china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba noun
    a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper).

    red clay noun
    clay whose redness results from iron oxide.

    pipeclay, terra alba noun
    fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather.

    bentonite noun
    an absorbent aluminum silicate clay formed from volcanic ash.

    fireclay noun
    a heat-resistant clay.

    Kitty Litter noun
    granulated clay; placed in a container where it absorbs the waste products of a cat or dog.

    potter's clay, potter's earth noun
    clay that does not contain any iron; used in making pottery or for modeling.

    daub noun
    material used to daub walls.

    2. mud, Clay (noun)

    water soaked soil; soft wet earth.

      Synonyms: mud
      Hypernyms

      dirt, soil noun
      the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock.

      Hyponyms

      bleaching clay, bleaching earth noun
      an adsorbent clay that will remove coloring from oils.

      mud pie noun
      a mass of mud that a child has molded into the shape of pie.

      mire, slop noun
      deep soft mud in water or slush.

      3. Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay, Clay (noun)

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

        4. Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser, Clay (noun)

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

          5. cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, 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.
          Hypernyms

          dead body, body noun
          a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person.

          Hyponyms

          cremains noun
          the remains of a dead body after cremation.

          Nearby Terms

          clay pigeon (noun)
          target used in skeet or trapshooting

          clay pipe (noun)
          a pipe made of clay

          clay sculpture (noun)
          sculpture produced by molding

          clay-colored robin (noun)
          robin of Mexico and Central America

          clayey (adjective)
          resembling or containing clay

          claymore (noun)
          a large double-edged broadsword; formerly used by Scottish Highlanders

          claymore mine (noun)
          an antipersonnel land mine whose blast is aimed at the oncoming enemy

          claystone (noun)
          fine-grained rock consisting of compacted clay particles

          Claytonia (noun)
          genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes

          Claytonia caroliniana (noun)
          similar to Claytonia virginica but having usually pink flowers; eastern North America

          Claytonia virginica (noun)
          small cormous perennial grown for its low rosette of succulent foliage and racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; eastern North America

          clayware (noun)
          ceramic ware made from clay and baked in a kiln

          clean (noun)
          a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

          clean and jerk (noun)
          a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

          clean bill of health (noun)
          an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition