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Definition 1: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole - [noun denoting object]

Samples where flake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

Synonyms for flake in the sense of this definition

(flake is a kind of ...) a piece broken off or cut off of something else

"a fragment of rock"

(... is a kind of flake ) fragments of wood

"it was smashed into matchwood"

(... is a kind of flake ) a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin

(... is a kind of flake ) (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

(... is a kind of flake ) a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

"he got a splinter in his finger" "it broke into slivers"

Definition 2: a person with an unusual or odd personality - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for flake in the sense of this definition

(flake is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of flake ) a whimsically eccentric person

(... is a kind of flake ) a person who is regarded as eccentric or mad

Definition 3: a crystal of snow - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for flake in the sense of this definition

(flake is a kind of ...) a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure

(... is part of flake) precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals

(flake is made of the substance ...) binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

(... is made of the substance flake) a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

Definition 4: come off in flakes or thin small pieces - [verb of contact]

Samples where flake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The paint in my house is peeling off

Synonyms for flake in the sense of this definition

(flake is a kind of ...) break off (a piece from a whole)

"Her tooth chipped"

Definition 5: cover with flakes or as if with flakes - [verb of contact]

(flake is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

Definition 6: form into flakes - [verb of contact]

Samples where flake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The substances started to flake

(flake is a kind of ...) assume a form or shape

"the water formed little beads"

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