What does cleft mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleftnoun

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

  2. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissureadjective

    a long narrow opening

  3. cleft, dissectedadjective

    having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

Wiktionary

  1. cleftnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cleftnoun

    Etymology: from cleave.

    The cascades seem to break through the clefts and cracks of rocks. Joseph Addison, Guardian, №. 101.

    The extremity of this cape has a long cleft in it, which was enlarged and cut into shape by Agrippa, who made this the great port for the Roman fleet. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The rest of it, being more gross and ponderous, does not move far; but lodges in the clefts, craggs, and sides of the rocks, near the bottoms of them. John Woodward, Nat. History.

    His horse it is the heralds weft;
    No, ’tis a mare, and hath a cleft. Ben Jonson, Under-woods.

  2. Cleftpart. pass.

    Divided; parted asunder.

    Etymology: from cleave.

    Fat, with incense strew’d,
    On the cleft wood. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 440.

    I never did on cleft Parnassus dream,
    Nor taste the sacred Heliconian stream. John Dryden, Perseus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleft

    of Cleave

  2. Cleft

    of Cleave

  3. Cleft

    imp. & p. p. from Cleave

  4. Cleftadjective

    divided; split; partly divided or split

  5. Cleftadjective

    incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf

  6. Cleftnoun

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

  7. Cleftnoun

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

  8. Cleftnoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cleft

    kleft, pa.t. and pa.p. of Cleave.

  2. Cleft

    kleft, n. an opening made by cleaving or splitting: a crack, fissure, or chink.—Also Clift (B.). [Cf. Ger. kluft, Dan. klyft, a hole.]

Entomology

  1. Cleft

    split: partly divided, longitudinally: in Coleopteran applied to claws so divided that the parts lie one above the other.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleft in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cleft in a Sentence

  1. Dustin Plunkett:

    When I was a kid, I was moving pretty much home to home, family member to family member, and nobody in my family knew how to support me because of my cleft palate and my intellectual disability.

  2. Charles Matz:

    I think he turned his head in the middle of the scan, and we recorded it, and the resulting 3D model had this cleft in it. That's what gave it that haunting expression.

  3. Dustin Plunkett:

    It's about life-saving experiences for people. It's about learning to be the best person you can be, when I was a kid, I was moving pretty much home to home, family member to family member, and nobody in my family knew how to support me because of my cleft palate and my intellectual disability.

  4. Wendy Williams:

    When he shaves off his mustache, he's got a hairline fracture, he's got one of those, what do you call it, cleft lip, cleft palate.

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