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Fleck definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLECK,
FLECK'ER, v.t.
To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple.
Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain.
[These words are obsolete or used only in poetry.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye" [syn: bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap]
2: a small contrasting part of something; "a bald spot"; "a leopard's spots"; "a patch of clouds"; "patches of thin ice"; "a fleck of red" [syn: spot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculation] v
1: make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth" [syn: spot, fleck, blob, blot]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from flecked spotted, from Middle English; akin to Old High German flec spot, Old Norse flekkr Date: 14th century 1. streak, spot <whitecaps flecked the blue sea> 2. to color as if by sprinkling with flecks <his wit is flecked with sarcasm James Atlas> II. noun Date: 1598 1. spot, mark <a brown tweed with flecks of yellow> 2. flake, particle <flecks of snow drifted down>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a small patch of colour or light (eyes with green flecks). 2 a small particle or speck, esp. of dust. 3 a spot on the skin; a freckle. --v.tr. mark with flecks; dapple; variegate. Etymology: perh. f. ON flekkr (n.), flekka (v.), or MLG, MDu. vlecke, OHG flec, fleccho

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fleck Fleck, n. A flake; also, a lock, as of wool. [Obs.] --J. Martin.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fleck Fleck, n. [Cf. Icel. flekkr; akin to Sw. fl["a]ck, D. vlek, G. fleck, and perh. to E. flitch.] A spot; a streak; a speckle. ``A sunny fleck.'' --Longfellow. Life is dashed with flecks of sin. --tennyson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fleck Fleck, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flecked; p. pr. & vb. n. Flecking.] [Cf. Icel. flekka, Sw. fl["a]cka, D. vlekken, vlakken, G. flecken. See Fleck, n.] To spot; to streak or stripe; to variegate; to dapple. Both flecked with white, the true Arcadian strain. --Dryden. A bird, a cloud, flecking the sunny air. --Trench.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(flecks) Flecks are small marks on a surface, or objects that look like small marks. His hair is dark grey with flecks of ginger. = speck N-COUNT: usu pl, oft N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Spot, streak, dapple, speckle, variegate.




 


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