cleft definition

  • verb:
    • A past tense and a past participle of cleave1.
    • Easy past tight and past participle of cleave.
  • adjective:
    • separated; split.
    • Botany Having indentations that stretch about halfway into the center, like in specific leaves.
    • Divided; split; partially divided or split.
    • Incised nearly toward midrib.
    • having one or more cuts reaching nearly towards midrib
  • noun:
    • A crack, crevice, or split.
    • A split or indentation between two parts, at the time of the chin.
    • An opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or like by splitting.
    • a bit produced by splitting.
    • an ailment of horses; a crack in the musical organization of this pastern.
    • a place or opening produced by splitting; a crack; a crevice.
    • A piece produced by splitting.
    • A disease in horses; a crack on musical organization regarding the pastern.
    • a place or orifice created by cleavage; a crevice; a fissure; a furrow; a rift; a chink.
    • . The point where the feet tend to be joined to the body; the crotch.
    • 3. That which is cloven; a cloven hoof.
    • A disease of horses characterized by a crack on fold associated with pastern.
    • a bit produced by splitting: as, a cleft of wood.
    • Preterit and previous participle of cleave.
    • a split or indentation in something (whilst the palate or chin)
    • a lengthy narrow opening
  • others:
    • imp. & p. p. from cleave.
    • Split; split; cloven.
    • In botany, divided half-way down or somewhat further, with narrow or intense sinuses between the lobes: put on a lobed leaf, calyx, etc.

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