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FLINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Flint mean? 

FLINT (noun)
  The noun FLINT has 3 senses:

1. a hard kind of stone; a form of silica more opaque than chalcedony
2. 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. a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing

  Familiarity information: FLINT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLINT (noun)


Sense 1flint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("flint" is a kind of...):

silica; silicon dioxide; silicon oxide (a white or colorless vitreous insoluble solid (SiO2); various forms occur widely in the earth's crust as quartz or cristobalite or tridymite or lechartelierite)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "flint"):

gunflint (the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon)

firestone (a piece of flint that is struck to light a fire)

flintstone (pebbles of flint used in masonry construction)


Sense 2Flint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Flint River; Flint

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Flint" is a part of...):

Empire State of the South; GA; Georgia; Peach State (a state in southeastern United States; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War)


Sense 3Flint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Flint" is a part of...):

Great Lakes State; MI; Michigan; Wolverine State (a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region)


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