Clay

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Clay Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the dead body of a human being
  • United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  • United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)
  • a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
  • water soaked soil; soft wet earth

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired ,
  • water soaked soil; soft wet earth ,
  • United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978) ,
  • United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852) ,
  • the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"

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Clay Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Clay is a fine-grained silicate mineral made when rocks break down. When wet, clay has a plastic quality, and can be used to make pottery and bricks and other things. Pottery is when clay used to model shapes and then fired in a kiln.

Clay often contains some water because the water molecules stick to the tiny grains. There may also be some organic materials in the clay.



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Meaning of the Name 'Clay'


  • Meaning: mortal
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


'Clay' example sentence in quotations


* To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

* I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each others lives. - Hugh Elliott


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Clay Sample Sentences in News


  • Clay wants wider civil rights investigation
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis area to include municipal courts. Read more on this news related to 'Clay'
  • Democrat Clay endorses independent candidate for city recorder
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  • Clay wants Justice Department investigation to include municipal courts in St. Louis area
    U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is asking the Justice Department to widen its civil rights investigation in the St. Louis area to include municipal courts. Read more on this news related to 'Clay'

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