Need another word that means the same as “flake”? Find 22 synonyms and 30 related words for “flake” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Flake” are: snowflake, bit, chip, fleck, scrap, eccentric, eccentric person, geek, oddball, sliver, wafer, shaving, paring, peeling, flake off, peel, peel off, scale off, blister, come off, come off in layers
Flake as a Noun
Definitions of "Flake" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “flake” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A piece of hard stone chipped off for use as a tool by prehistoric humans.
- An unreliable person.
- A crystal of snow.
- Thin pieces of crushed, dried food or bait for fish.
- A small, flat, very thin piece of something, typically one which has broken away or been peeled off from a larger piece.
- A person with an unusual or odd personality.
- A snowflake.
- A crazy or eccentric person.
- A small fragment of something broken off from the whole.
Synonyms of "Flake" as a noun (14 Words)
|bit||The cutting part of a drill usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press.|
You could see everything All her bits.
|chip||The act of chipping something.|
Mulch the shrubs with cedar chips.
|eccentric||A person of a specified kind usually with many eccentricities.|
A friendly eccentric.
|eccentric person||A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities.|
|fleck||A small particle or speck of something.|
Brushing a few flecks of dandruff from his suit.
|geek||A person with an unusual or odd personality.|
A computer geek.
|oddball||A strange or eccentric person.|
She was seen as a bit of an oddball.
|paring||A thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something.|
She could peel an apple with a single long paring.
|peeling||Loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales.|
|scrap||A small piece or amount of something, especially one that is left over after the greater part has been used.|
There was not a scrap left.
|shaving||The action of shaving.|
|sliver||A small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal.|
There was a sliver of light under his door.
|snowflake||A flake of snow, especially a feathery ice crystal, typically displaying delicate sixfold symmetry.|
These parents think their kid is such a special snowflake that they should be allowed to circumvent the rules.
|wafer||A thin disc of unleavened bread used in the Eucharist.|
Wafers of smoked salmon.
Usage Examples of "Flake" as a noun
- He licked the flakes of croissant off his finger.
- Flake tools.
- The snow was coming down in thick flakes.
- I told my husband she was a flake and she'd never show up.
Flake as a Verb
Definitions of "Flake" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “flake” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Lose small fragments from the surface.
- Fail to keep an appointment or fulfil a commitment, especially with little or no advance notice.
- Come off in flakes or thin small pieces.
- (of food) come apart in flakes or thin pieces.
- Form into flakes.
- Cover with flakes or as if with flakes.
- Come or fall away from a surface in flakes.
- Separate (food) into flakes or thin pieces.
Synonyms of "Flake" as a verb (8 Words)
|blister||Cause blisters to form on the surface of.|
Her feet blistered during the long hike.
|chip||Play a chip shot.|
Her tooth chipped.
|come off||Reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress.|
|come off in layers||Be found or available.|
|flake off||Cover with flakes or as if with flakes.|
|peel||(of an outer layer) come off in strips or small pieces.|
The paint in my house is peeling off.
|peel off||Strip the skin off.|
|scale off||Take by attacking with scaling ladders.|
Usage Examples of "Flake" as a verb
- A real friend won't ever flake on you.
- Flake the fish.
- The substances started to flake.
- Cook until the fish flakes easily.
- My nails have started to flake at the ends.
- The paint had been flaking off for years.
- Twice, you had plans, and both times you flaked.
Associations of "Flake" (30 Words)
|artifact||A man-made object taken as a whole.|
|chip||Play a chip shot.|
Craftsmen chipped the blocks of flint to the required shape.
|clipper||A nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform.|
A set of hair clippers.
|crisp||Of food develop a crisp surface in an oven or under a grill.|
Crisp potato chips.
|crystal||Articles made of crystal glass.|
Ice crystals formed where his breath froze.
|dint||A dent or hollow in a surface.|
The metal was dull and dinted.
|fragment||Break or cause to break into fragments.|
Nathan remembered fragments of the conversation.
|fragmentation||Separating something into fine particles.|
The fragmentation of society into a collection of interest groups.
|gouge||Make a rough hole or indentation in (a surface), especially so as to mar or disfigure it.|
He d gouged wads out of Morty.
|grain||1 7000 pound equals a troy grain or 64 799 milligrams.|
A grain of sugar.
|granule||A tiny grain.|
Granules of sugar.
|grit||Cover with a grit.|
Layers of impervious shales and grits.
|molecule||(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything.|
|nick||Make a nick or nicks in.|
He s in the nick.
|obsidian||Acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization; usually dark, but transparent in thin pieces.|
|part||Force take or pull apart.|
In such a place his part is to make good.
|pellet||Hit with or as if with pellets.|
He had also been struck by a number of shotgun pellets.
|phial||A small cylindrical glass bottle, typically used for medical samples or for potions or medicines.|
A phial of blood.
|piece||Slowly make sense of something from separate pieces of evidence.|
Take a car to pieces.
|rice||Force cooked potatoes or other vegetables through a sieve or ricer.|
Riced boiled potatoes.
|sand||Smooth or polish with sandpaper or a mechanical sander.|
No one has the sand to stand against him.
|scrap||Discard or remove from service a redundant old or inoperative vehicle vessel or machine especially so as to convert it to scrap metal.|
There was not a scrap of aggression in him.
|secede||Withdraw from an organization or communion.|
The kingdom of Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830.
|shard||A piece of broken ceramic, metal, glass, or rock, typically having sharp edges.|
Shards of glass flew in all directions.
|shred||Reduce documents to unreadable strips by feeding them into a shredder.|
He really can shred that guitar.
|sliver||Break up into splinters or slivers.|
A sliver of cheese.
|snowflake||An overly sensitive or easily offended person, or one who believes they are entitled to special treatment on account of their supposedly unique characteristics.|
These little snowflakes will soon discover that life doesn t come with trigger warnings.
|splinter||Divide into slivers or splinters.|
He crashed into a fence splintering the wooden barricade.
|sterling||British money especially the pound sterling as the basic monetary unit of the UK.|
This organization does sterling work for youngsters.
|thorn||A thorny bush shrub or tree especially a hawthorn.|
The issue has become a thorn in renewing the peace talks.