Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clay

5 senses of clay

Sense 1
clay -- (a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired)
       => soil, dirt -- (the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock)

Sense 2
mud, clay -- (water soaked soil; soft wet earth)
       => soil, dirt -- (the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock)

Sense 3
Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Clay -- (United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978))
       INSTANCE OF=> general, full general -- (a general officer of the highest rank)

Sense 4
Clay, Henry Clay, the Great Compromiser -- (United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852))
       INSTANCE OF=> politician, politico, pol, political leader -- (a person active in party politics)

Sense 5
cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remains -- (the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay")
       => body, dead body -- (a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake")

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