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Meaning of "wacke" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WACKE

From German: rock, gravel, basalt.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WACKE

wacke  [ˈwækə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WACKE

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adjective
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wacke is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WACKE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wacke

Greywacke

Greywacke or Graywacke is a variety of sandstone generally characterized by its hardness, dark color, and poorly sorted angular grains of quartz, feldspar, and small rock fragments or lithic fragments set in a compact, clay-fine matrix. It is a texturally immature sedimentary rock generally found in Palaeozoic strata. The larger grains can be sand- to gravel-sized, and matrix materials generally constitute more than 15% of the rock by volume. The term "greywacke" can be confusing, since it can refer to either the immature aspect of the rock or the fine-grained component of the rock. The origin of greywacke was problematic until turbidity currents and turbidites were understood, since, according to the normal laws of sedimentation, gravel, sand and mud should not be laid down together. Geologists now attribute its formation to submarine avalanches or strong turbidity currents. These actions churn sediment and cause mixed-sediment slurries, in which the rocks may exhibit a variety of sedimentary features.

Definition of wacke in the English dictionary

The definition of wacke in the dictionary is any of various soft earthy rocks that resemble or are derived from basaltic rocks.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WACKE


acca
ˈækə
attacker
əˈtækə
bacca
ˈbækə
backpacker
ˈbækpækə
bushwhacker
ˈbʊʃˌwækə
caca
ˈkækə
cracker
ˈkrækə
Dakar
ˈdækə
Dhaka
ˈdækə
graywacke
ˈɡreɪˌwækə
greywacke
ˈɡreɪˌwækə
hacker
ˈhækə
lacquer
ˈlækə
Melaka
məˈlækə
packer
ˈpækə
quacker
ˈkwækə
thwacker
ˈθwækə
tracker
ˈtrækə
wacker
ˈwækə
whacker
ˈwækə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WACKE

wab
Wabash
wabbit
wabble
wabbler
wabbly
Wace
wack
wacker
wackier
wackiest
wackily
wackiness
wacko
wacky
wacky baccy
wad
Wad Medani
WADA
wadable

WORDS THAT END LIKE WACKE

anticke
Beiderbecke
bike
cake
dislike
Encke
fake
Guericke
ke
lake
like
Locke
make
mike
Nike
pecke
schnecke
smoke
strike
take

Synonyms and antonyms of wacke in the English dictionary of synonyms

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杂砂岩
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wacke
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wacke
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Translator English - Hindi

wacke
380 millions of speakers
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wacke
280 millions of speakers

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Wacke
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wacke
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wacke
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wacke
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Wacke
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Wacke
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

wacke
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wacke
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Translator English - Javanese

Wacke
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wacke
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wacke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वॅक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vake
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wacke
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Translator English - Polish

wacke
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Wacke
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Translator English - Romanian

wacke
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Translator English - Greek

wacke
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Translator English - Afrikaans

wacke
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Translator English - Swedish

wacke
10 millions of speakers
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wacke
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Trends of use of wacke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKE»

The term «wacke» is normally little used and occupies the 110.279 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WACKE» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WACKE»

Discover the use of wacke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wacke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Quartz Lithic wacke Feldspathic wacke Quartz wacke 50 15 25 Quartz arenite Subarkose 5 25 5 Sublitharenite Arkose Lithic arkose Lithic arenite Arkosic arenite Feldspar Nichols/Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 9781405193795_4_002 Final ...
Gary Nichols, 2009
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The Cyclopædia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, ...
A specimen of amygdaloidal wacke analysed by Withering gave ' Silex - - 6 3 Alumine - - I 3 Lime - - 7 Iron - - I 7 Wacke, is fusible, melting into a vitreous slag, the colour of which will vary according to the prevailing ingredient which compose ...
Abraham Rees, 1819
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An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology: Designed ...
--Wacke is never crystallized; it occurs in amorphous masses, sometimes compact, and sometimes vesicular. (Chemical characters.) By the blowpipe it melts into anopaque, porous mass. A specimen from the Giant's Causeway yielded Da ...
Parker Cleaveland, 1822
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The Edinburgh philosophical journal
the rocks of Iceland rest. The amygdaloid formation rises more from Eskifiord to Berufiord; and, like the formation which ends in wacke at Eskifiord, it also ends in amygdaloid at Diu- pavog in Berufiord. In the Breiddal, I saw different varieties of  ...
‎1820
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Wacke. The bituminous shale is again succeeded by a bed of wacke, traversed by numerous small veins of calcareous spar. 11. Bituminous Shale. The lower side of the preceding bed of wacke gradually passes into bituminous shale ; on the ...
Sir David Brewster, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Robert Jameson, 1819
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Outlines of mineralogy, geology, and mineral analysis
When this is the case it is harder than usual, and approaches somewhat to basalt in its appearance. One of the localities where wacke could be best seen was the Calton Hill at Edinburgh, after it had been cut through for the new London road, ...
Thomas Thomson, 1836
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The Annals of Philosophy
Of these, it is not my intention to speak otherwise than as conveying a general idea of the geological relation of the wacke above referred to. , The structure of Calton Hill has been exposed by the recent improvements, and in particular by a  ...
Thomas Thomson, Richard Phillips, Edward William Brayley, 1819
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Annals of Philosophy, Or, Magazine of Chemistry, Mineralogy, ...
The oldest transition rock which appears is grey-wacke. Ths.beds of it are mostly less elevated than those of the clay slate ; they dip towards the easty and the inclination varies, from; vertical to about 35°. In this formation occur grey-wacke, ...
Thomas Thomson, 1813
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Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
the rocks of Iceland rest. The amygdaloid formation rises more from Eskifiord to Berufiord; and, like the formation which ends in wacke at Eskifiord, it also ends in amygdaloid at Diu- pavog in Berufiord. In the Breiddal, I saw different varieties of  ...
‎1820
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The Annals of Philosophy
... they approximate the granite ridge extendin between Moreton Hampstead, arni Bovey Tracey, and are found nearly on a parallel line to the north-west, with the gre wacke formation resting on that ridge. Among the debris of lliunscombe cliffs,  ...
‎1820

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WACKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wacke is used in the context of the following news items.
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Heavy-Metal-Fans trotzen tapfer geöffneten Himmelsschleusen und …
Heavy-Metal-Fans trotzen tapfer geöffneten Himmelsschleusen und tiefem Boden Wacke(l)n im Schlamm. Die „Alt-Metaller“ der Kultband „Judas Priest“ setzen ... «Westfälische Nachrichten, Aug 15»
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Eagle Plains/Greywacke Complete Acquisition, Royalty Agreement …
The properties cover the extension of the Wacke Trend, a known gold ... survey along with geological reconnaissance has identified the Wacke Trend over a ... «MarketWatch, Jun 15»
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Der Verband war sein Leben
Zuvor hatte Verbandsvorsteher Henner Haferkorn, der Wacke seit 1988 kennt und mit ihm seit mehr als 15 Jahren die Doppelspitze im WSE bildet, einige ... «Märkische Oderzeitung, Dec 14»
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Gerd Windisch neuer WSE-Vizevorsteher
Damit tritt der Kaufmännische Leiter in dieser Position die Nachfolge von Hartmut Wacke an, der zum Jahresende in den Ruhestand geht. Zwar wird es an ... «Märkische Oderzeitung, Nov 14»
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Festival: Gleich von Null auf Hundert
... und den Musikfans ordentlich einheizte, sorgten im kleinen Michi2 „Wacke & Wacke“ – mit der kraftvoll groovigen Stimme von Uschi Wacke – für schwingende ... «Augsburger Allgemeine, Oct 14»
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Neues Team Schmidt/Wacke der Segler Vereinigung Seeburger …
Der erst elfjährige Stefan Schmidt von der Segler Vereinigung Seeburger See (SVSS)ist mit seinem neuen Göttinger Vorschoter Timo Wacke (13 Jahre) auf ... «Göttinger Tageblatt, Oct 14»
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Ratenkredite steigen: Verbraucher kaufen immer mehr auf Pump
„Viele Verbraucher nutzen die günstigen Zinsen, um Konsumgüter zu finanzieren“, sagte Verbands-Geschäftsführer Peter Wacke. Nach den Angaben stammt ... «FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Aug 14»
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Stonecrop Wines Is Blushing
The vineyard takes its name from the dry river valley in which it is located. The vines grow in soil filled with a type of glacial stone called grey wacke. According to ... «East Hampton Star, Aug 14»
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Road-rail excavator and hand-held tamper
WACKE NEUSON: A road-rail version of the 8003 excavator will be unveiled at InnoTrans by Wacker Neuson, which will also be showing its proven BH 55rw ... «Railway Gazette International, Aug 14»
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Ausbildung erfolgreich abgeschlossen
Elisa Slabon, Elisa Krauße, Anja Wetzki, Claudia Böhm, Christian Kelbert, Teresa Mlejnek und Susann Wacke erhalten jetzt zunächst einen befristeten ... «Deutschland Today, Jul 14»

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