adjective see clay

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  • Clayey — Clay ey, a. Consisting of clay; abounding with clay; partaking of clay; like clay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clayey — [klā′ē] adj. clayier, clayiest 1. of, smeared with, or full of clay 2. like clay: also clayish …   English World dictionary

  • clayey — adjective Resembling or containing clay. The shores of the rivers and creeks are chiefly planted with coffee, to the distance of about 30 miles from the sea : thence 30 miles farther up, the soil becomes clayey and more fit for sugar canes<! word …   Wiktionary

  • clayey — adj. Clayey is used with these nouns: ↑soil …   Collocations dictionary

  • clayey — clay ► NOUN 1) a sticky impermeable earth that can be moulded when wet and baked to make bricks and pottery. 2) literary the substance of the human body. DERIVATIVES clayey adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to CLEAVE(Cf. ↑cleave) and CLIMB …   English terms dictionary

  • clayey — adjective 1. resembling or containing clay argillaceous rocks • Syn: ↑argillaceous • Ant: ↑arenaceous (for: ↑argillaceous) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • clayey — /klay ee/, adj., clayier, clayiest. 1. covered or smeared with clay. 2. like or resembling clay. 3. full of or abounding in clay. Also, clayish. [bef. 1050; ME cleii, OE claeig; see CLAY1, EY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • clayey — clay·ey || kleɪɪ adj. pertaining to clay, like clay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clayey — adj clayish, claylike, argillaceous, argillitic, Obs. loamy, earthy; pasty, gummy, sticky, adhesive, gluey, viscid, viscous, viscoid; plastic, fictile, malleable, moldable, formable; tractable, yielding, pliant, flexible …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • clayey — clay·ey …   English syllables

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