Synonyms for flake

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : fleyk
Phonetic Transcription : fleɪk

Top 10 synonyms for flake Other synonyms for the word flake

Définition of flake

Origin :
  • "thin, flat piece," early 14c., possibly from Old English *flacca "flakes of snow," from Old Norse flak "loose or torn piece" (related to Old Norse fla "to skin," see flay), from Proto-Germanic *flago- (cf. Middle Dutch vlac, Dutch vlak "flat, level," Middle High German vlach, German Flocke "flake"); from PIE *plak- (1) "to be flat," extended form of root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
  • noun scale, peel
  • verb peel off
Example sentences :
  • The wind had ceased, but the snow was still falling, here and there a flake.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • The impending snow hung over the city but not a flake had fallen as yet.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • Presently, flake by flake, the first snow of winter drifted down.
  • Extract from : « Murder Point » by Coningsby Dawson
  • The Foam Flake was pretty nearly ready to come by this time.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • For the first time in ten years at least, the Foam Flake ran away.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Flake one can of salmon, or an equal quantity of cold boiled fish.
  • Extract from : « Sandwiches » by Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
  • Something that looked like beef: one flake of it the size of a square envelope.
  • Extract from : « The Book of the Damned » by Charles Fort
  • But I am informed that a few growers do save and use their own flake spawn.
  • Extract from : « Mushrooms: how to grow them » by William Falconer
  • Bone and flake cold fish; season with salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Extract from : « 365 Luncheon Dishes » by Anonymous
  • If you can find a piece of flint strike off a flake with a hammer-stone.
  • Extract from : « The Later Cave-Men » by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

Antonyms for flake

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