Definition of Flake

1. Noun. A crystal of snow.

Exact synonyms: Snowflake
Group relationships: Snow, Snowfall
Terms within: H2o, Water
Generic synonyms: Crystal
Substance meronyms: Snow



2. Verb. Form into flakes. "The substances started to flake"
Generic synonyms: Form

3. Noun. A person with an unusual or odd personality.
Exact synonyms: Eccentric, Eccentric Person, Geek, Oddball
Generic synonyms: Anomaly, Unusual Person
Specialized synonyms: Crackpot, Crank, Fruitcake, Nut, Nut Case, Screwball, Nutter, Wacko, Whacko

4. Verb. Cover with flakes or as if with flakes.
Generic synonyms: Cover

5. Noun. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole. "A bit of rock caught him in the eye"
Exact synonyms: Bit, Chip, Fleck, Scrap
Generic synonyms: Fragment
Specialized synonyms: Matchwood, Exfoliation, Scale, Scurf, Scurf, Sliver, Splinter
Derivative terms: Chip, Chip, Chip, Flakey, Flaky

6. Verb. Come off in flakes or thin small pieces. "The paint in my house is peeling off"
Exact synonyms: Flake Off, Peel, Peel Off
Generic synonyms: Break Away, Break Off, Chip, Chip Off, Come Off
Derivative terms: Peeling

Definition of Flake

1. n. A paling; a hurdle.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To form into flakes.

4. v. i. To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.

5. n. A flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable.

Definition of Flake

1. Noun. A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, paint, or fish. ¹

2. Noun. (archaeology) A prehistoric tool chipped out of stone. ¹

3. Noun. (informal) A person who is impractical, flighty, unreliable, or inconsistent; especially with maintaining a living. ¹

4. Verb. To break or chip off in a flake. ¹

5. Verb. (colloquial) To prove unreliable or impractical; to abandon or desert, to fail to follow through. ¹

6. Verb. (context: technical) To store an item such as rope in layers ¹

7. Verb. (Ireland slang) to hit (another person). ¹

8. Noun. (U.K.) Dogfish. ¹

9. Noun. (Australia) The meat of the gummy shark. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flake

1. to peel off in flakes (flat, thin pieces) [v FLAKED, FLAKING, FLAKES]

Medical Definition of Flake

1. 1. A paling; a hurdle. 2. A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things. "You shall also, after they be ripe, neither suffer them to have straw nor fern under them, but lay them either upon some smooth table, boards, or flakes of wands, and they will last the longer." (English Husbandman) 3. A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc. Origin: Cf. Icel. Flaki, fleki, Dan. Flage, D. Vlaak. 1. 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. "Lottle flakes of scurf." "Great flakes of ice encompassing our boat." (Evelyn) 2. A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash. "With flakes of ruddy fire." (Somerville) 3. A sort of carnation with only two colours in the flower, the petals having large stripes. Flake knife The purest white lead, in the form of flakes or scales. The trisnitrate of bismuth. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flake

flailing
flailingly
flailings
flails
flaily
flain
flair
flair bartender
flair bartenders
flair bartending
flairs
flak
flak catcher
flak jacket
flak jackets
flake (current term)
flake off
flake out
flakeable
flakeboard
flakeboards
flaked
flakeless
flakelike
flaker
flakers
flakes
flakey
flakey pastry
flaki

Literary usage of Flake

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1. Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1989 by Bruce A. Ragsdale, Joel D. Treese (1996)
"(Office of Representative flake) United States Representative Democrat of New York One Hundredth—One Hundred First Congresses Floyd flake's seat in the One ..."

2. Annotated Cases, American and English by H Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney, David Shephard Garland (1918)
"Douglas flake testified he owned a stock of goods at Hidalgo, in Jasper county, ... They told flake they had come to buy his stock of goods. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"When the blow is struck with a wooden billet, the lateral margins of the artifact penetrate the wood, and a flake is detached without the shattering effect. ..."

4. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1874)
"The fair, frail creatures of middle sky, What speed they make, with their grave so nigh ; flake after flake To lie in the dark and silent lake ! ..."

5. American Lubricants from the Standpoint of the Consumer by Luther Bynum Lockhart (1920)
"flake Lubricating Graphite.—(Navy Dept, Nov. 1, 1917.) flake lubricating graphite shall be the best grade of foliated flake graphite reasonably free from ..."

6. Dwight's Journal of Music: A Paper of Art and Literature by John Sullivan Dwight (1855)
"The fair, frail creatures of middle sky, What speed they make, with their grave so nigh ; flake after flake, To lie in the dark and silent lake ! ..."

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