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English Dictionary: flake by the DICT Development Group
6 results for flake
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a crystal of snow
    Synonym(s): snowflake, flake
  2. a person with an unusual or odd personality
    Synonym(s): eccentric, eccentric person, flake, oddball, geek
  3. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
    Synonym(s): bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap
  1. form into flakes; "The substances started to flake"
  2. cover with flakes or as if with flakes
  3. come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
    Synonym(s): peel off, peel, flake off, flake
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flake \Flake\, n. [Etym. uncertain; cf. 1st {Fake}.]
      A flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable.
               Flake after flake ran out of the tubs, until we were
               compelled to hand the end of our line to the second
               mate.                                                      --F. T.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flake \Flake\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flaked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      To form into flakes. --Pope.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flake \Flake\, v. i.
      To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flake \Flake\ (fl[amac]k), n. [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.]
      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. [bd]Lottle flakes of scurf.[b8]
                     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. (Bot.) A sort of carnation with only two colors in the
            flower, the petals having large stripes.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flake \Flake\ (fl[amac]k), n. [Cf. Icel. flaki, fleki, Dan.
      flage, D. vlaak.]
      1. A paling; a hurdle. [prov. Eng.]
      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
      3. (Naut.) A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for
            workmen to stand on in calking, etc.
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