Definition and Meanings for clay

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Clay is ranked 4,816 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of clay

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of clay

as. cl; akin to lg. klei, d. klei, and perh. to as. cl clay, l. glus, gluten glue, gr. gloio`s glutinous substance, e. glue. cf. clog

Meaning of clay


as noun

  • a soft earth, which is plastic, or may be molded with the hands, consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminium. it is the result of the wearing down and decomposition, in part, of rocks containing aluminous minerals, as granite. lime, magnesia, oxide of iron, and other ingredients, are often present as impurities.
  • earth in general, as representing the elementary particles of the human body; hence, the human body as formed from such particles.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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