cleave definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To split with or just as if with a sharp instrument. See Synonyms at tear1.
    • to create or accomplish by or as if by cutting: cleave a path through the ice.
    • To pierce or penetrate: The wings cleaved the foggy air.
    • Chemistry To separate (a complex molecule) into easier particles.
    • To part or divide by power; to separate or rive; to cut.
    • To part or start obviously; to divide.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Mineralogy To divide or separate, especially along a natural type of unit.
    • to enter or go through one thing, like water or air.
    • To adhere, cling, or stick quickly.
    • to-be devoted: cleave to one's maxims.
    • To stick closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling.
    • To unite or perhaps united closely in interest or affection; to stick with powerful accessory.
    • To fit; to-be adjusted; to absorb.
    • To part; to open up; to split; to split up; as elements of figures.
  • verb:
    • To separate or sever something or as though with a sharp tool.
    • To break a single crystal (such as for example a gemstone or semiconductor wafer) along among its even more shaped crystallographic planes (frequently by effect), developing factors in the resulting pieces.
    • to produce or achieve by or as if by cutting.
    • To divide (a complex molecule) into simpler particles.
    • To separate.
    • Of a crystal, to separate along an all-natural jet of unit.
    • To cling, adhere or stick fast to some thing; used with to or unto.
    • make by cutting into
    • individual or cut with a tool, such as for example a-sharp instrument
    • arrive or be in close experience of; stick or hold collectively and resist split
  • noun:
    • Flat, smooth surface from cleavage, or any comparable area created by similar methods, like in glass.
    • In mining, a subdivision of a bed, typically of iron ore; a bench.
    • A basket or basketful: as a cleave of potatoes, or of grass.
  • others:
    • To stick; adhere; be attached; cling: often made use of figuratively.
    • To fit closely.
    • To function or divide by power; rend apart; split or rive; separate or sunder into parts, or (figuratively) appear to do this: as, to cleave lumber; to cleave a rock.
    • To produce or impact by cleavage or approval; make a way for by force; hew on: as, to cleave a path through a wilderness.
    • . To component or available obviously.
    • Synonyms Split, Rip, etc. See rend.
    • ahead aside; divide; split; open; particularly, to split with a smooth jet fracture, or in layers, as certain nutrients and stones. See cleavage, 2 and 3.
    • In agriculture, to replow (old ridges) such a way regarding divide each at the center. See cleaving. In addition split.

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