Definición de clay en inglés:

clay

Saltos de línea: clay
Pronunciación: /kleɪ
 
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sustantivo

  • 1 [mass noun] A stiff, sticky fine-grained earth that can be moulded when wet, and is dried and baked to make bricks, pottery, and ceramics: the soil is mainly clay [as modifier]: a clay soil a clay tile [count noun]: the rocks are covered by various mixtures of loose clays and sands
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • One slope of the mound had clay loam soil and another had sandy loam.
    • Actually red clay was used to build it.
    • Not only is it waterproof, but it will also dry like baked polymer clays.
    Sinónimos
  • 1.1 technical Sediment with particles smaller than silt, typically less than 0.002 mm.
  • 1.2A hardened clay surface for a tennis court: [as modifier]: a clay court
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    • The Argentine admits he prefers clay court tennis and it is rare to find such a player who is just as comfortable on grass.
    • The original sauna and jacuzzi in a turret have remained, alongside a swimming pool and clay tennis court.
    • A few pedal-boats and a clay tennis court complete the amenities.
  • 1.3 literary The substance of the human body: this lifeless clay
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    • It was the rest of him that was made of fallible human clay.
    • Some artists, notably Rembrandt, used the genre as a vehicle for ironic commentary on the discrepancies between the ideals of classical art and the faulty human clay of which we are made.
    • Of course, he does this not through imagery alone but through turning the paint itself into a kind of turbulent human clay.
  • 2A European moth with yellowish-brown wings.
    • Several species in the family Noctuidae

Derivativos

clayey

adjetivo
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  • The top 30 m of the subsurface soil strata in Calcutta consists mainly of successive layers of clay, silty clay and clayey silt, and can be subdivided into two horizons based on the relative compressibility of the different strata.
  • To maintain a minimum depth of 30 cm with a seepage loss of 3 percent, the streambed will require a 0.5 layer of silty clay or clayey gravel.
  • Commonly used isolation barriers are composed of compacted natural inorganic clays or clayey soils.

clayish

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  • The earliest Cambrian clayish sediment surface was relatively firm and its penetration required much energy.
  • A day and a half of digging and riddling had produced several piles of authentic clayish undersoil.
  • This is a fine-grained quartz sandstone with clayish matrix.

clay-like

adjetivo
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  • Yesterday's event was deemed too risky and dangerous as rain made the soil turn clay-like.
  • The entire backyard and paved courtyard was white with a couple of kilos of these clay-like pellets.
  • Underneath the muskeg is a layer of sand, rock and overburden, a clay-like material.

Origen

Old English clǣg, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch klei, also to cleave2 and climb.

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