clay: Meaning and Definition of
- a natural earthy material that is plastic when wet, consisting essentially of hydrated silicates of aluminum: used for making bricks, pottery, etc.
- earth; mud.
- earth, esp. regarded as the material from which the human body was formed.
- the human body, esp. as distinguished from the spirit or soul; the flesh.
- human character as estimated according to fineness of constitution, endowments, etc.: The saints and heroes seem of a different clay from most of us.
- to treat or mix with clay; cover, daub, or fill with clay.
- to filter through clay.
- a lusterless serge having a rough texture. Also called
- (Charlotte Monica Braeme), 1836–84, English author: originator of a long series of romantic novels.
- 1810–1903, U.S. antislavery leader and diplomat.
- original name of
- 1777–1852, U.S. statesman and orator.
- 1897–1978, U.S. general.
- a male given name.
- clay (Thesaurus)