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  1. claynoun

    The material of the human body.

    spirit, soul

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. clay

    Body denotes the entire physical structure, considered as a whole, of man or animal; form looks upon it as a thing of shape and outline, perhaps of beauty; frame regards it as supported by its bony framework; system views it as an assemblage of many related and harmonious organs. Body, form, frame, and system may be either dead or living; clay and dust are sometimes so used in religious or poetic style, tho ordinarily these words are used only of the dead. Corpse and remains are used only of the dead. Corpse is the plain technical word for a dead body still retaining its unity; remains may be used after any lapse of time; the latter is also the more refined and less ghastly term; as, friends are invited to view the remains. Carcass applies only to the body of an animal, or of a human being regarded with contempt and loathing. Compare COMPANY.

    ashes, body, carcass, corpse, dust, form, frame, remains, system, trunk

    intellect, intelligence, mind, soul, spirit

Princeton's WordNet

  1. claynoun

    a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired

    corpse, the Great Compromiser, remains, mud, stiff, cadaver

  2. mud, claynoun

    water soaked soil; soft wet earth

    corpse, the Great Compromiser, remains, mud, stiff, cadaver

  3. Clay, Lucius Clay, Lucius DuBignon Claynoun

    United States general who commanded United States forces in Europe from 1945 to 1949 and who oversaw the Berlin airlift (1897-1978)

    corpse, the Great Compromiser, remains, mud, stiff, cadaver

  4. Clay, Henry Clay, the Great Compromisernoun

    United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)

    corpse, the Great Compromiser, remains, mud, stiff, cadaver

  5. cadaver, corpse, stiff, clay, remainsnoun

    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"

    the Great Compromiser, remains, corpse, stiff, cadaver, mud

Editors Contribution

  1. adobe

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. claynoun

    argillaceous earth (consisting principally of alumina and silica)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. claynoun

    argillaceous earth, pug, argil, hole, marl, kaolin

    Associated words:
    potter, pottery, figuline, fictile, pug, puddle

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  1. Mats Wilander:

    Rafa is a genius on clay, so far ahead tactically, it's like he has a built-in coach in his mind. You can't tell what he's going to do before he does it, but when he does it, it all looks so obvious !

  2. David Ferrer:

    This is probably the best game I have played in my life as Ferrer is one of the best on clay in the world, my game plan was to pressure his second serve and get to the net as much as I could. I played well and he started making mistakes.

  3. Plutarch:

    No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.

  4. Pedro Ramirez:

    People say: 'Clay is my therapy,'.

  5. Jamie Jordan:

    They have a very organic, very pungent and clay-like smell.

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