What does splash mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. splash, plashnoun

    the sound like water splashing

  2. stir, splashnoun

    a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

    "he made a great splash and then disappeared"

  3. dab, splash, splatternoun

    a small quantity of something moist or liquid

    "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud"; "just a splash of whiskey"

  4. splashnoun

    a patch of bright color

    "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"

  5. spatter, spattering, splash, splashing, splatteringnoun

    the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface

  6. splash, splashingverb

    the act of scattering water about haphazardly

  7. sprinkle, splash, sploshverb

    cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

    "She splashed the water around her"

  8. squelch, squish, splash, splosh, slosh, slopverb

    walk through mud or mire

    "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"

  9. spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swashverb

    dash a liquid upon or against

    "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"

  10. splashverb

    mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered

    "The mountain was splashed with snow"

  11. splash, splosh, slosh, slushverb

    make a splashing sound

    "water was splashing on the floor"

  12. splashverb

    soil or stain with a splashed liquid

  13. splashverb

    strike and dash about in a liquid

    "The boys splashed around in the pool"


  1. splashnoun

    The sound made by an object hitting a liquid.

    I heard a splash when the rock landed in the pond.

  2. splashnoun

    A small amount of liquid

  3. splashnoun

    A small amount (of color)

    The painter put a splash of blue on the wall to make it more colorful

  4. splashnoun

    A mark or stain made from a small amount a liquid

    There was a visible splash on his pants after he went to the bathroom.

  5. splashnoun

    An impact or impression.

    The new movie made quite a splash upon its release.

  6. splashverb

    To hit or agitate liquid so that part of it separates from the principal liquid mass.

    sit and splash in the bathtub

  7. splashverb

    To disperse a fluid suddenly; to splatter.

    water splashed everywhere

  8. splashverb

    to hit or expel liquid at

  9. splashverb

    To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently.

    The headline was splashed across newspapers everywhere.

  10. splashverb

    To spend (money)

    After pay day I can afford to splash some cash and buy myself a motorbike.

  11. splashverb

    To launch a ship.

  12. Etymology: possibly influenced by plash. Connected with splosh and splish by vowel (sound change); compare with as in sing/sang/sung/song.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SPLASHverb

    To daub with dirt in great quantities.

    Etymology: plaska, Swedish. They have both an affinity with plash.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Splashverb

    to strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash

  2. Splashverb

    to spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet

  3. Splashverb

    to strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter

  4. Splashnoun

    water, or water and dirt, thrown upon anything, or thrown from a puddle or the like; also, a spot or daub, as of matter which wets or disfigures

  5. Splashnoun

    a noise made by striking upon or in a liquid

  6. Etymology: [Akin to plash.]


  1. Splash

    Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody Goodman. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The original music score was composed by Lee Holdridge. It was the first film released by Disney's Touchstone Pictures.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Splash

    splash, v.t. to spatter with water or mud.—v.i. to dabble in water, to dash about water or any liquid.—n. water or mud thrown on anything: a spot of dirt, a daub: a complexion powder.—ns. Splash′board, a guard to keep those in a vehicle from being splashed with mud; Splash′er, one who, or that which, splashes.—adj. Splash′y, splashing: wet and muddy: full of dirty water. [Plash.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of splash in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of splash in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of splash in a Sentence

  1. Naveen Patnaik:

    When he speaks his words are akin to pearls strung on a silken thread....when he should speak it s like lustre shed by a ruby...when he does speak it s like crystal splash that cleaves the blue....

  2. Wang Xiaolu:

    I shouldn't have sought to make a big splash just for the sake of sensationalism.

  3. Marcus Ray:

    Once he went to Green Bay, he got serious about his legacy and he went to the next level, when he went back to Oakland for his last few years, he was still one of the best. He was making splash plays like scoring touchdowns and making sacks.

  4. Steven Alexander:

    Splash Mountain’s my favorite ride. He is not a ride’s guy, but he promised me.

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Today life is going through unstable paces, animals slaved in cages and food exhibited in show-cases. We eat thrash, our language is brash, life is a dash and humanity is about to crash. Black is cash, party is a bash and cleansing is just a splash. Wake up, come back to nature or else a human being will just be reduced to a caricature . Let your life be naturalized, get MickeyMized.

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Translations for splash

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  • دفقةArabic
  • stříkat, postříkatCzech
  • plätschernGerman
  • salpicar, chapotearSpanish
  • loiskaus, loiskia, loiskuttaa, roiskua, roiskahdus, loiskahdus, roiskausFinnish
  • asperger, faire du bruit, éclaboussure, éclabousser, bruit, ploufFrench
  • छपHindi
  • schizzo, tonfoItalian
  • し吹く, はね散らすJapanese
  • pūhoru, pōhutuMāori
  • pluskać, pluskPolish
  • плескать, всплеск, брызгаться, нашуметь, плескаться, шумиха, плеск, расплескаться, брызгатьRussian
  • שפּריצןYiddish
  • Chinese

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. elusive
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. epidemic
    • D. aculeate

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