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Meaning of CLEFT

Pronunciation:  kleft

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long narrow opening
  2. [n]  a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  3. [adj]  having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
  4. [adj]  used of hooves
 

CLEFT is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bisulcate, cloven, compound, crack, crevice, dissected, divided, fissure, scissure
 
 See Also: break, chap, chink, crater, crevasse, fatigue crack, fault, fracture, gap, geological fault, indentation, indenture, opening, rift, shift, slit, split, vent, volcanic crater, volcano

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cleft\ (kl[e^]ft),
    imp. & p. p. from {Cleave}.
    
    
  2. \Cleft\, a.
    1. Divided; split; partly divided or split.
    
    2. (Bot.) Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.
    
    
  3. \Cleft\, n. [OE. clift; cf. Sw. klyft cave, den, Icel.
    kluft cleft, Dan. kl["o]ft, G. kluft. See {Cleave} to split
    and cf. 2d {Clift}, 1st {Clough}.]
    1. A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice;
       as, the cleft of a rock. --Is. ii. 21.
    
    2. A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
    
    3. (Far.) A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the
       pastern.
    
    {Branchial clefts}. See under {Branchial}.
    
    Syn: Crack; crevice; fissure; chink; cranny.
    
    
 
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