Definitions for: Fleck


[n] 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"
[n] a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
[v] make a spot or mark onto; "The wine spotted the tablecloth"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fleck, n.
A flake; also, a lock, as of wool. [Obs.] --J. Martin.


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.


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.

Synonyms: bit, blob, blot, chip, dapple, flake, maculation, patch, scrap, speckle, spot, spot

See Also: bespatter, bespeckle, change surface, defile, exfoliation, flinders, fragment, macula, maculate, macule, marking, matchwood, nebula, pinpoint, plaque, scale, scurf, sliver, spatter, speck, speckle, splinter, splotch, sully, tarnish

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