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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cleavekliv(v.i.)cleaved; clave; cleaved; cleav•ing.

  1. to adhere closely; cling (usu. fol. by to).

  2. to remain faithful:

    to cleave to one's principles.

Origin of cleave:

bef. 900; ME cleven, OE cleofian, c. OS clibon, OHG klebēn

cleav′ing•ly(adv.)

cleavekliv(v.)cleft; cleaved; clove, cleft; clo•ven, cleav•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to split or divide by or as if by a cutting blow, esp. along a natural line of division, as the grain of wood.

  2. to make by or as if by cutting:

    to cleave a path through the wilderness.

  3. to penetrate or pass through (air, water, etc.):

    The bow of the boat cleaved the water cleanly.

  4. to cut off; sever:

    to cleave a branch from a tree.

  5. (v.i.)to part or split, esp. along a natural line of division.

  6. to penetrate or advance by or as if by cutting (usu. fol. by through).

Origin of cleave:

bef. 950; ME cleven, OE clēofan, c. OHG klioban, ON kljūfa]

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleave, split, rive(verb)

    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

    "cleave the bone"

  2. cleave(verb)

    make by cutting into

    "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

  3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere(verb)

    come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

    "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleave

    to adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling

  2. Cleave

    to unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment

  3. Cleave

    to fit; to be adapted; to assimilate

  4. Cleave(verb)

    to part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut

  5. Cleave(verb)

    to part or open naturally; to divide

  6. Cleave(verb)

    to part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost

Freebase

  1. Cleave

    A cleave in an optical fiber is a deliberate, controlled break, intended to create a perfectly flat endface, perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the fiber. Since there are no crystalline planes in glass, this process is not cleavage in the crystallographic sense of the word, although the techniques used and the finished result are quite similar. A cleave is made by first introducing a microscopic fracture into the fiber with a special tool, called a cleaving tool, which has a sharp blade of some hard material, such as diamond, sapphire, or tungsten carbide. If proper tension is applied to the fiber as the nick is made, or immediately afterward, the fracture will propagate in a controlled fashion, creating the desired endface. A good cleave is required for a successful splice of an optical fiber, whether by fusion or mechanical means. Also, some types of fiber-optic connectors do not employ abrasives and polishers. Instead, they use some type of cleaving technique to trim the fiber to its proper length, and produce a smooth, flat perpendicular endface. High-precision optical fiber cleavers are commercially available through a small number of specialized manufacturers, such as Nyfors Teknologi AB, which usually also supplies other fusion splicing accessories such as fiber optic recoaters and stripping and preparation equipment.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cleave

to stick to.

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