Definition of Flint

1. Noun. A hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony.

Specialized synonyms: Gunflint, Firestone, Flintstone
Generic synonyms: Silica, Silicon Dioxide, Silicon Oxide
Derivative terms: Flinty



2. Adjective. Showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings. "The child's misery would move even the most obdurate heart"
Exact synonyms: Flinty, Granitic, Obdurate, Stony
Similar to: Hardhearted, Heartless
Derivative terms: Granite, Stone, Stone

3. Noun. A river in western Georgia that flows generally south to join the Chattahoochee River at the Florida border where they form the Apalachicola River.
Exact synonyms: Flint River
Group relationships: Empire State Of The South, Ga, Georgia, Peach State
Generic synonyms: River

4. Noun. A city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Great Lakes State, Mi, Michigan, Wolverine State

Definition of Flint

1. n. A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in color usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel.

Definition of Flint

1. Proper noun. A city in Michigan ¹

2. Proper noun. An unincorporated community in Texas ¹

3. Noun. A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck. ¹

4. Noun. A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark. ¹

5. Noun. A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flint

1. to provide with flint (a spark-producing rock) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Flint

1. 1. A massive, somewhat impure variety of quartz, in colour usually of a gray to brown or nearly black, breaking with a conchoidal fracture and sharp edge. It is very hard, and strikes fire with steel. 2. A piece of flint for striking fire; formerly much used, especially. In the hammers of gun locks. 3. Anything extremely hard, unimpressible, and unyielding, like flint. "A heart of flint." Flint age. An obsolete appliance for lighting the miner at his work, in which flints on a revolving wheel were made to produce a shower of sparks, which gave light, but did not inflame the fire damp. Flint stone, a hard, siliceous stone; a flint. Flint wall, a kind of wall, common in England, on the face of which are exposed the black surfaces of broken flints set in the mortar, with quions of masonry. Liquor of flints, a solution of silica, or flints, in potash. To skin a flint, to be capable of, or guilty of, any expedient or any meanness for making money. Origin: AS. Flint, akin to Sw. Flinta, Dan. Flint; cf. OHG. Flins flint, G. Flinte gun (cf. E. Flintlock), perh. Akin to Gr. Brick. Cf. Plinth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flint

flinchy
flinder
flindermice
flindermouse
flinders
flindosa
flindosy
fling off
flinger
flingers
flinging
flings
flinkite
flinkites
flint (current term)
flint-hearted
flint corn
flint disease
flint maize
flinted
flinthead
flintheads
flintier
flintiest
flintify
flintily
flintiness
flintinesses

Literary usage of Flint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"glass there was not even one ; and even in flint-glass we were very inadequately represented, although the English flint-glass that was shown was more ..."

2. The American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan (1907)
"sort, and would fire oftener without sharpening ; " and the yellow flint, wherewith, ... Congress finally decided on the black flint, usually found with ..."

3. Publications by Western Reserve Historical Society (1892)
"flint OR CHERT IMPLEMENTS. Of the many thousand articles exhibited, the so-called "flint" ... They are not made of a true flint, but of a flint-like chert, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"One of these routes extended from Père Marquette to flint, both in that State. Early in the year 1857, the flint and Père Marquette Railroad Company was ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"flint, the appellee, obtained in the Circuit Court of the Northern District of Illinois, ... Such a sale was made to flint, and an order of confirmation, ..."

6. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1896)
"Grenola is situated at the eastern base of the flint Hills, from which place westwardly they can be seen rising in even terraces to the height of &">0 feet ..."

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