What does fissure mean?

Definitions for fissure
ˈfɪʃ ərfis·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chapnoun

    a long narrow depression in a surface

  2. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissurenoun

    a long narrow opening

  3. fissureverb

    (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes

  4. fissureverb

    break into fissures or fine cracks


  1. fissurenoun

    a crack or opening, as in a rock

  2. fissureverb

    To split forming fissures.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fissurenoun

    A cleft; a narrow chasm where a breach has been made.

    Etymology: fissura, Latin; fissure, French.

    The stone and other terrestrial matter was distinguished into strata or layers, as it is in England: those strata were divided by parallel fissures, that were inclosed in the stone. John Woodward, Natural History.

    I see
    The gaping fissures to receive the rain. James Thomson, Autumn.

  2. To Fissureverb

    To cleave; to make a fissure.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    By a fall or blow the skull may be fissured or fractured. Wise.


  1. Fissure

    A fissure is a long, narrow crack opening along the surface of Earth. The term is derived from the Latin word fissura, which means 'cleft' or 'crack'. Fissures emerge in Earth's crust, on ice sheets and glaciers, and on volcanoes.


  1. fissure

    A fissure is a long, narrow opening or crack, usually significant in length or depth, resulting from a split, cleavage, or parting in a surface or structure. This term is often used in geology to refer to a crack in the earth's crust, or in medicine to describe a tear in a body tissue such as skin or mucous membrane.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fissurenoun

    a narrow opening, made by the parting of any substance; a cleft; as, the fissure of a rock

  2. Fissureverb

    to cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture

  3. Etymology: [L. fissura, fr. findere, fissum, to cleave, split; akin to E. bite: cf. F. fissure.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fissure

    fish′ūr, n. a narrow opening or chasm: a cleft, slit, or furrow: any groove or sulcus, esp. one of the furrows on the surface of the brain, as the longitudinal fissure separating the hemispheres.—adj. Fiss′ūred, cleft, divided. [Fr.,—L. fissūra, from findĕre, fissum, to cleave.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. fissure

    A narrow chasm where a small breach has been made, as in a fort, citadel, etc.


  1. Fissure

    a crevice: a narrow longitudinal opening: a slit.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fissure in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fissure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of fissure in a Sentence

  1. Hiker Karen Blasing:

    It was clear no one should be on that rock with the huge fissure, we stayed back, but many others were unconcerned and dangerously taking chances.

  2. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory:

    It's optimistic to think that this is the last fissure we're going to see.

  3. Tina Neal:

    The situation down there remains dynamic and as we've been saying for days now the outbreaks can continue to occur both uprift and downrift of the existing fissure system, or the existing fissures could be reactivated.

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