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fleck

 (flĕk)
n.
1. A tiny mark or spot: flecks of mica in the rock.
2. A small bit or flake: a fleck of dandruff.
tr.v. flecked, fleck·ing, flecks
To spot or streak: the path was flecked with sunlight.

[Probably from Middle English flekked, spotted; akin to Old Norse flekkr, spot.]

fleck

(flɛk)
n
1. a small marking or streak; speckle
2. a small particle; speck: a fleck of dust.
vb
(tr) Also: flecker to mark or cover with flecks; speckle
[C16: probably from Old Norse flekkr stain, spot; related to Old High German flec spot, plot of land]

fleck

(flɛk)

n.
1. a speck; a small bit: a fleck of dirt.
2. a spot or small patch of color, light, etc.
v.t.
3. to mark with flecks; spot; dapple.
[1350–1400; Middle English flekked spotted; akin to Old Norse flekkr spot, streak, Old High German flec, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch vlecken to soil]
fleck′less, adj.
fleck′y, adj.

fleck

- Of Scandinavian origin, it came from the adjective flecked, "spotted."
See also related terms for spotted.

fleck


Past participle: flecked
Gerund: flecking

Imperative
fleck
fleck
Present
I fleck
you fleck
he/she/it flecks
we fleck
you fleck
they fleck
Preterite
I flecked
you flecked
he/she/it flecked
we flecked
you flecked
they flecked
Present Continuous
I am flecking
you are flecking
he/she/it is flecking
we are flecking
you are flecking
they are flecking
Present Perfect
I have flecked
you have flecked
he/she/it has flecked
we have flecked
you have flecked
they have flecked
Past Continuous
I was flecking
you were flecking
he/she/it was flecking
we were flecking
you were flecking
they were flecking
Past Perfect
I had flecked
you had flecked
he/she/it had flecked
we had flecked
you had flecked
they had flecked
Future
I will fleck
you will fleck
he/she/it will fleck
we will fleck
you will fleck
they will fleck
Future Perfect
I will have flecked
you will have flecked
he/she/it will have flecked
we will have flecked
you will have flecked
they will have flecked
Future Continuous
I will be flecking
you will be flecking
he/she/it will be flecking
we will be flecking
you will be flecking
they will be flecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flecking
you have been flecking
he/she/it has been flecking
we have been flecking
you have been flecking
they have been flecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flecking
you will have been flecking
he/she/it will have been flecking
we will have been flecking
you will have been flecking
they will have been flecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flecking
you had been flecking
he/she/it had been flecking
we had been flecking
you had been flecking
they had been flecking
Conditional
I would fleck
you would fleck
he/she/it would fleck
we would fleck
you would fleck
they would fleck
Past Conditional
I would have flecked
you would have flecked
he/she/it would have flecked
we would have flecked
you would have flecked
they would have flecked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fleck - a small fragment of something broken off from the wholefleck - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
fragment - a piece broken off or cut off of something else; "a fragment of rock"
matchwood - fragments of wood; "it was smashed into matchwood"
exfoliation, scurf, scale - a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
scurf - (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts
sliver, splinter - a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal; "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"
2.fleck - a small contrasting part of somethingfleck - 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"
marking - a pattern of marks
speck, pinpoint - a very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"
nebula - (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
splash - a patch of bright color; "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
worn spot, fret - a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
plaque - (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
macule, macula - a patch of skin that is discolored but not usually elevated; caused by various diseases
mock sun, parhelion, sundog - a bright spot on the parhelic circle; caused by diffraction by ice crystals; "two or more parhelia are usually seen at once"
macula, sunspot - a cooler darker spot appearing periodically on the sun's photosphere; associated with a strong magnetic field
facula - a large bright spot on the sun's photosphere occurring most frequently in the vicinity of sunspots
facula - a bright spot on a planet
Verb1.fleck - make a spot or mark ontofleck - make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"
stain - produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
splotch - blotch or spot
maculate, tarnish, defile, sully, stain - make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
bespeckle, speckle - mark with small spots; "speckle the wall with tiny yellow spots"
bespatter, spatter - spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"

fleck

noun
1. mark, speck, streak, spot, dot, pinpoint, speckle His hair is dark grey with flecks of ginger.
verb
1. speckle, mark, spot, dust, dot, streak, dapple, stipple, mottle, variegate, bespeckle, besprinkle patches of red paint which flecked her blouse

fleck

noun
A very small mark:
verb
To mark with many small spots:
Translations
بُقْعَه، نُقْطَه
skvrnazrníčko
plet
pötty
blettur; ögn
krisleliskruopelytė
lāsumiņšplankumspunktiņš

fleck

[flek]
A. N [of mud, paint, dust] → mota f; [of spit, foam] → salpicadura f; [of colour] → mota f
his eyes are green with flecks of goldtiene los ojos verdes con motas doradas
B. VTsalpicar (with de) black flecked with whitenegro moteado de blanco or con motas blancas

fleck

[ˈflɛk]
n
[dust] → particule f
[mud, paint, colour] → petite tache f, moucheture f
(in fabric)moucheture f
vttacher, éclabousser
see also flecked

fleck

n (of red etc)Tupfen m; (of mud, paint) (= blotch)Fleck(en) m; (= speckle)Spritzer m; (of fluff, dust)Teilchen nt, → Flöckchen nt
vtsprenkeln; (with mud etc) → bespritzen; flecked woolmelierte Wolle; blue flecked with whiteblau mit weißen Tupfen or Punkten, blau und weiß gesprenkelt; the sky was flecked with little cloudsder Himmel war mit Schäfchenwolken übersät

fleck

[flɛk]
1. n (of mud, paint, colour) → macchiolina; (of dust) → granello
2. vt (with blood, mud) → macchiettare
brown flecked with white → marrone screziato di bianco

fleck

(flek) noun
a spot. a fleck of dust.
flecked adjective
marked with spots. a flecked pattern.
References in classic literature ?
The earth shook beneath their feet and the sky grew dark with flying sods of earth and with flecks of foam.
Her rapt eyes were still on the dancing flecks of color from the prism pendants swaying in the sunlit window.
The howling of the wind grew louder, flecks of foam began to separate themselves from the crests of the waves, and the vessel pitched, rolled and tossed more violently.
From hilltops we saw fair green valleys lying spread out below, with streams winding through them, and island groves of trees here and there, and huge lonely oaks scattered about and casting black blots of shade; and beyond the valleys we saw the ranges of hills, blue with haze, stretching away in billowy per- spective to the horizon, with at wide intervals a dim fleck of white or gray on a wave-summit, which we knew was a castle.
Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.
To the north stretched the tree country, but to the south, between two swelling downs, a glimpse might be caught of the cold gray shimmer of the sea, with the white fleck of a galley sail upon the distant sky-line.
In addition, these two recent music video projects, Bela Flecks Throw Down Your Heart and Mark Johnson's Playing for Change, make a powerful case for Africa as the cornerstone of contemporary popular culture and the musical heart and soul of the planet.
Q For years, our bathroom faucet has spewed out black flecks when we run the hot water.
Tokyo, Japan, Jan 25, 2006 - (JCN) - Kao, a leading Japanese cosmetics and toiletries manufacturer, announced on January 24 that its Biological Science Research Laboratories have elucidated the mechanism of skin flecks by quantitatively analyzing endothelin and stem cell factor (SCF), a substance involved in melanocyte development.
ECHO readers have showered rescue dog Flecks with Valentine's Day cards, gifts and goodwill messages following an appeal last month.
New isotopic analyses of rock samples from one of the world's richest gold-mining regions suggest that the flecks of gold in those ores are more than 3 billion years old.
When he went to tame the acreage the Flecks bought in the shadow of Mount Magazine, "all you could see was the top of big pine trees," he said.