Definition and Meanings for flake

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Part of Speech of flake

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

Etymology of flake

cf. icel. flaki, fleki, dan. flage, d. vlaak cf. icel. flakna to flake off, split, flagna to flake off, sw. flaga flaw, flake, flake plate, dan. flage snowflake. cf. flag a flat stone etym. uncertain; cf. 1st fake

Meaning of flake


as noun

  • a paling; a hurdle.
  • a platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
  • a small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.

as noun

  • a loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish.
  • a little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash.
  • a sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
  • a person who behaves strangely; a flaky{2} person.

as noun

  • a flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable.

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

  • to form into flakes.

as intransitive verb

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