Meaning of CLAY in English

CLAY

■ noun

1》 a stiff, sticky fine-grained impermeable earth that can be moulded when wet and baked to make bricks and pottery.

2》 literary the substance of the human body: this lifeless ~.

Derivatives

~ey adjective

~ish adjective

Origin

OE clg , of W. Gmc origin; related to cleave 2 and climb .

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