Shale



noun
1.
a rock of fissile or laminated structure formed by the consolidation of clay or argillaceous material.
noun
1.
a dark fine-grained laminated sedimentary rock formed by compression of successive layers of clay-rich sediment
shale
(shāl)
A fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of compacted and hardened clay, silt, or mud. Shale forms in many distinct layers and splits easily into thin sheets or slabs. It varies in color from black or gray to brown or red.

shale definition

A sedimentary rock formed from layers of clay.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Shalem

    perfect, a place (probably the village of Salim) some 2 miles east of Jacob’s well. There is an abundant supply of water, which may have been the reason for Jacob’s settling at this place (Gen. 33:18-20). The Revised Version translates this word, and reads, “Jacob came in peace to the city of Shechem,” thus not […]

  • Shale-oil

    noun 1. petroleum distilled from oil shale. noun 1. an oil distilled from shales and used as fuel



  • Shaley

    noun 1. a rock of fissile or laminated structure formed by the consolidation of clay or argillaceous material. noun 1. a dark fine-grained laminated sedimentary rock formed by compression of successive layers of clay-rich sediment shale (shāl) A fine-grained sedimentary rock consisting of compacted and hardened clay, silt, or mud. Shale forms in many distinct […]

  • Shall

    auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person shall, 2nd shall or (Archaic) shalt, 3rd shall, present plural shall; past singular 1st person should, 2nd should or (Archaic) shouldst or shouldest, 3rd should, past plural should; imperative, infinitive, and participles lacking. 1. plan to, intend to, or expect to: I shall go later. 2. will have to, […]



Disclaimer: Shale definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.