What does fissure mean?

Definitions for fissure
ˈfɪʃ ərfis·sure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crevice, cranny, crack, fissure, chap(noun)

    a long narrow depression in a surface

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

    a long narrow opening

  3. fissure(verb)

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

  4. fissure(verb)

    break into fissures or fine cracks


  1. fissure(Noun)

    a crack or opening, as in a rock

  2. fissure(Verb)

    To split forming fissures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fissure(noun)

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

  2. Fissure(verb)

    to cleave; to divide; to crack or fracture

  3. Origin: [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.

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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. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory:

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

  2. 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.

  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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