Meaning of CLAY in English

CLAY

(~s)

1.

Clay is a kind of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is dry. Clay is shaped and baked to make things such as pots and bricks.

...the heavy ~ soils of Cambridgeshire...

As the wheel turned, the potter shaped and squeezed the lump of ~ into a graceful shape.

...a little ~ pot.

N-MASS: oft N n

2.

In tennis, matches played on ~ are played on courts whose surface is covered with finely crushed stones or brick.

He was a ~-court specialist who won Wimbledon five times.

N-UNCOUNT: oft on N, N n

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