Synonyms for cleft
Antonyms for cleft
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLEFT
We could see the shafts of the darts fast in the cleft, bristling in the moonlight.
Nelson was at this time, according to his own expression, placed in a cleft stick.
Put them, one at a time, into the cleft or split end of the larding-needle.
It was almost forty minutes to the dot when Hilary's head emerged from the cleft.
Pinnatifid: divided into feathers, as when wings are cleft nearly to the base.
The eyes of the men in the cleft below had followed the pointed sword.
The Louisianians are coming up that cleft between the hills.
Probably one or two braves had been left to watch the cleft.
He looked closer and saw that it grew out of the cleft in the rock.
Robinson had only now to remove the loose earth inside the cleft.
1570s, alteration (by influence of cleft, new weak past participle of cleave (v.1)), of Middle English clift (early 14c.), from Old English geclyft (adj.) "split, cloven," from Proto-Germanic *kluftis (cf. Old High German and German kluft, Danish kløft "cleft"), from PIE *gleubh- (see glyph). In Middle English anatomy, it meant "the parting of the thighs" (early 14c.).