1. [ verb ] form into flakes

"The substances started to flake"

Related terms: form
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a crystal of snow
Synonyms: snowflake
Related terms: crystal snow snow water
3. [ verb ] cover with flakes or as if with flakes
Related terms: cover
4. [ verb ] come off in flakes or thin small pieces
Synonyms: peel flake_off peel_off

"The paint in my house is peeling off"

Related terms: chip bit
5. [ noun ] (sociology) a person with an unusual or odd personality
Synonyms: eccentric geek oddball eccentric_person
Related terms: anomaly crackpot nutter
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8575
7. [ noun ] a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
Synonyms: bit scrap fleck chip

"a bit of rock caught him in the eye"

Related terms: fragment splinter matchwood scale scurf peel_off chip
Similar spelling:   flakey