Definition of Flint in English :

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Flint meaning in English

Meaning of Flint in English

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Flint pronunciation in English

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1. flint

a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony

2. flint, flint river

a river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River

3. flint

a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing


4. flint, flinty, granitic, obdurate, stony

showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

Example Sentences:
'his flinty gaze'
'the child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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6. (transitive)
to fit or provide with a flint
a town in NE Wales, in Flintshire, on the Dee estuary. Pop: 11 936 (2001)
a city in SE Michigan: closure of the car production plants led to a high level of unemployment. Pop: 120 292 (2003 est)
an impure opaque microcrystalline greyish-black form of quartz that occurs in chalk. It produces sparks when struck with steel and is used in the manufacture of pottery, flint glass, and road-construction materials. Formula: SiO2
any piece of flint, esp one used as a primitive tool or for striking fire
a small cylindrical piece of an iron alloy, used in cigarette lighters
4. Also called: flint glass, white flint
colourless glass other than plate glass
5.  optical flint

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see synonyms of flint
city in SE Mich.: pop. 125,000
a dark-colored variety of chert that produces sparks when struck with steel and that breaks into pieces with sharp cutting edges
a piece of this stone, used to start a fire, for primitive tools, etc.
a small piece of metal consisting of iron and misch metal, used to strike the spark in a cigarette lighter
anything extremely hard or firm like flint

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of flint
1. A very hard, fine-grained quartz that sparks when struck with steel.
a. A piece of flint used to produce a spark.
b. A small solid cylinder of a spark-producing alloy, used in lighters to ignite the fuel.
3. A piece of flint used as a tool by prehistoric humans.
4. Something resembling flint in hardness: a jaw of flint.
A city of southeast-central Michigan north-northwest of Detroit. Founded on the site of a fur-trading post established in 1819, it became an automobile-manufacturing center in the early 1900s.

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