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From Middle English flynt, flint, from Old English flint, from Proto-West Germanic *flint, from Proto-Germanic *flintaz (compare Dutch vlint, flint (flint, cobblestone), German Flins, Flint (flint, pebble), Danish flint (flint)), from Proto-Indo-European *splind- (to split, cleave) (compare Irish slinn (slate, shingle), Ancient Greek πλίνθος (plínthos)), from *(s)plei- (to split). More at split.



flint (countable and uncountable, plural flints)

  1. A hard, fine-grained quartz that fractures conchoidally and generates sparks when struck against a material such as steel, because tiny chips of the steel are heated to incandescence and burn in air.
    He used flint to make a fire.
  2. A piece of flint, such as a gunflint, used to produce a spark by striking it with a firestriker.
  3. A small cylinder of some other material of the same function in a cigarette lighter, etc.
  4. A type of maize/corn with a hard outer hull.
  5. (figuratively) Anything figuratively hard.

Derived termsEdit


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flint (third-person singular simple present flints, present participle flinting, simple past and past participle flinted)

  1. (transitive) To furnish or decorate an object with flint.

Further readingEdit

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2022), “Flint”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • flint”, in[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2022.



flint m (plural flints)

  1. flint glass

Middle EnglishEdit



  1. Alternative form of flynt



  • IPA(key): /flint/
  • Rhymes: -int
  • Syllabification: flint


flint f

  1. genitive plural of flinta


Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of flintskalle.


flint c

  1. a bald head
    Vilken flint han har fått!
    My God, he has balded!
Declension of flint 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative flint flinten flintar flintarna
Genitive flints flintens flintars flintarnas

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of flintskallig.


flint (comparative mer flint, superlative mest flint)

  1. (colloquial) bald
    Synonyms: (colloquial) flintis, flintskallig
Inflection of flint
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular flint mer flint mest flint
Neuter singular flint mer flint mest flint
Plural flinta mer flinta mest flinta
Masculine plural3 flinte mer flinta mest flinta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 flinte mer flinte mest flinte
All flinta mer flinta mest flinta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic