Definition of flake:
- A flat layer, or fake, of a coiled cable.
- A little particle of lighted or incandescent matter, darted from a fire; a flash.
- A loose filmy mass or a thin chiplike layer of anything; a film; flock; lamina; layer; scale; as, a flake of snow, tallow, or fish.
- A paling; a hurdle.
- A platform of hurdles, or small sticks made fast or interwoven, supported by stanchions, for drying codfish and other things.
- A small stage hung over a vessel's side, for workmen to stand on in calking, etc.
- A sort of carnation with only two colors in the flower, the petals having large stripes.
- To form into flakes.
- To separate in flakes; to peel or scale off.
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- "Hillsboro People", Dorothy Canfield.
- "Esther", Henry Adams.
Sometimes, doubtless, strained relations have got settled by peaceful arbitration and reference to the solicitors of the contending parts without open visible rupture; at other times, again, discontent has gathered on discontent as the snow upon a sub- alpine slope, flake by flake, till the last is one too many and the whole comes crashing down- whereon the cracks have opened some minute fraction of an inch wider.- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.