- The definition of a clot is a lump of earth or clay, a thickened mass of a liquid, or someone who is stupid.
- An example of a clot is a bit of clay that you can pick up using your hands.
- An example of a clot is thickened blood at the edge of a cut.
- An example of a clot is a person who asks questions with obvious answers.
- To clot is to thicken.
An example of clot is for blood to thicken after the skin is cut.
- a soft lump of earth, clay, etc.; clod
- a soft, thickened area or lump formed on or within a liquid; specif., a lump produced by the natural thickening of certain proteins in the blood, as at the site of a wound (in full blood clot)
- a thick or jumbled mass or cluster; agglomeration
- Brit., Slang a stupid or silly person; fool
Origin of clotMiddle English and OE: akin to Dutch kloot, ball, German klotz, a block: for Indo-European base see climb
intransitive verbclot′ted, clot′ting
- A thick, viscous, or coagulated mass or lump, as of blood.
- A clump, mass, or lump, as of clay.
- A compact group: a clot of trucks blocking the tunnel's entrance.
verbclot·ted, clot·ting, clots
- To cause to form into a clot or clots.
- To fill or cover with or as if with clots.
Origin of clotMiddle English from Old English clott lump
(third-person singular simple present clots, present participle clotting, simple past and past participle clotted)