Clay ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Clay ( noun )

  1. A natural material consisting primarily of fine-grained minerals, which is plastic when moist but hard when fired, typically used for pottery, bricks, and ceramics.
  2. A soil composed mainly of clay particles.

Origin:

Old english clæg, of germanic origin; related to dutch klei and german lehm.

Examples:

  1. The ancient Egyptians used clay to make pottery and bricks for building.
  2. The sculptor shaped the clay into a figure of a horse.
  3. The clay soil in this area makes it difficult to grow certain plants.
  4. The pottery classes at the school use natural clay for students to work with.
  5. The clay was mixed with water to make it pliable for shaping.

(As a verb)

Clay ( verb )

  1. A natural material consisting primarily of fine-grained minerals, which is plastic when moist but hard when fired, typically used for pottery, bricks, and ceramics.
  2. A soil composed mainly of clay particles.

Origin:

Old english clæg, of germanic origin; related to dutch klei and german lehm.

Examples:

  1. The ancient Egyptians used clay to make pottery and bricks for building.
  2. The sculptor shaped the clay into a figure of a horse.
  3. The clay soil in this area makes it difficult to grow certain plants.
  4. The pottery classes at the school use natural clay for students to work with.
  5. The clay was mixed with water to make it pliable for shaping.
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