Definitions for cleftklɛft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a space or opening made by cleavage; a split.

  2. a division formed by cleaving.

  3. a hollow area or indentation:

    a chin with a cleft.

Origin of cleft:

1300–50; ME clift, OE (ge)clyft split, cracked, c. OHG, ON kluft; akin to cleave2


  1. Ref: a pt. and pp. of cleave2. 2

  2. (adj.)cloven; split; divided.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (of plant parts, as a leaf) having divisions that extend more than halfway to the midrib or base.

    Category: Botany

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleft(noun)

    a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

  2. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure(adj)

    a long narrow opening

  3. cleft, dissected(adj)

    having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib


  1. cleft(Noun)

    an opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or as if by splitting

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleft

    of Cleave

  2. Cleft

    of Cleave

  3. Cleft

    imp. & p. p. from Cleave

  4. Cleft(adj)

    divided; split; partly divided or split

  5. Cleft(adj)

    incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf

  6. Cleft(noun)

    a space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock

  7. Cleft(noun)

    a piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood

  8. Cleft(noun)

    a disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern

Translations for cleft

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an opening made by splitting

a cleft in the rocks.

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