Definition of 'clay'
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They came on skewers set on a little clay dish containing alcohol. The Sun (2014)The dust was also mixed with clay to produce a finer quality brick. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The world can be a rough place for a clay pot. Christianity Today (2000)Some find it physically harder on clay. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We drew the patterns made by the curved braces and the shapes of the clay tiles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The amount of clay covering the surface is also less than normal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The soil can be anything from clay to sand or chalk. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has remained the same since cuneiform was pressed into wet clay with a reed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He moulded ten clay pots on the theme. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We heard them tear at the air around our ears and smack into the clay brick and concrete. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They move into new ponds very quickly because they like the bare sand or clay at the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Until recently, the ground was bone dry and my heavy clay soil cracked wide open. The Sun (2015)The youngster runs as hard as he can, kicking up red clay dust from his heels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not effective if you have heavy, cold clay soil. The Sun (2006)He has become so good on surfaces other than clay that he's a real threat anywhere. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has also expressed firm views on a need for there to be more tennis played on clay to reduce injuries and a shortening of the season. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her approach to working on a large scale is exciting, as is her ability to coax such sensuous and elegant shapes from clay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There's a clay oven for cooking pizzas, plus cider in the fridge. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Two restaurants serve Moroccan dishes and there are two clay tennis courts and a good-sized pool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Unusually for an Argentinian, he prefers hard courts over clay. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He erected a fortress of clay roofs, arched and open to the breezes, with ramparts of stone mixed with clay. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)
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Translations for 'clay'
British English: clay /kleɪ/ NOUN
Clay is a type of earth that is soft when it is wet and hard when it is baked dry.
He shaped and squeezed the lump of clay.
- American English: clay
- Arabic: صَلْصال
- Brazilian Portuguese: argila
- Chinese: 粘土
- Croatian: glina
- Czech: hlína hrnčířská
- Danish: ler
- Dutch: klei
- European Spanish: arcilla
- Finnish: savi
- French: argile
- German: Lehm
- Greek: πηλός
- Italian: argilla
- Japanese: 粘土
- Korean: 점토
- Norwegian: leire
- Polish: glina skała
- European Portuguese: argila
- Romanian: lut
- Russian: глина
- Spanish: arcilla
- Swedish: lera
- Thai: ดินเหนียว
- Turkish: kil
- Ukrainian: глина
- Vietnamese: đất sét
Definition of clay from the Collins English Dictionary
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