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cleft

 (klĕft)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of cleave1.
adj.
1. Divided; split.
2. Botany Having indentations that extend about halfway to the center, as in certain leaves.
n.
1. A crack, crevice, or split.
2. A split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin.

[Middle English, past participle of cleven, to split; see cleave1. N., from Middle English, alteration (influenced by cleft) of clift, from Old English geclyft; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

cleft

(klɛft)
vb
the past tense and a past participle of cleave1
n
1. (Geological Science) a fissure or crevice
2. an indentation or split in something, such as the chin, palate, etc
adj
3. split; divided
4. (Botany) (of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
[Old English geclyft (n); related to Old High German kluft tongs, German Kluft gap, fissure; see cleave1]

cleft1

(klɛft)

n.
1. a space or opening made by cleavage; a split.
2. a division formed by cleaving.
3. a hollow area or indentation: a chin with a cleft.
[1300–50; Middle English clift, Old English (ge)clyft split, cracked, c. Old High German, Old Norse kluft; akin to cleave2]

cleft2

(klɛft)

v.
1. a pt. and pp. of cleave 2.
adj.
2. cloven; split; divided.
3. (of plant parts, as a leaf) having divisions that extend more than halfway to the midrib or base.

Cleft

 a group of stars [modern].

cleft


Past participle: clefted
Gerund: clefting

Imperative
cleft
cleft
Present
I cleft
you cleft
he/she/it clefts
we cleft
you cleft
they cleft
Preterite
I clefted
you clefted
he/she/it clefted
we clefted
you clefted
they clefted
Present Continuous
I am clefting
you are clefting
he/she/it is clefting
we are clefting
you are clefting
they are clefting
Present Perfect
I have clefted
you have clefted
he/she/it has clefted
we have clefted
you have clefted
they have clefted
Past Continuous
I was clefting
you were clefting
he/she/it was clefting
we were clefting
you were clefting
they were clefting
Past Perfect
I had clefted
you had clefted
he/she/it had clefted
we had clefted
you had clefted
they had clefted
Future
I will cleft
you will cleft
he/she/it will cleft
we will cleft
you will cleft
they will cleft
Future Perfect
I will have clefted
you will have clefted
he/she/it will have clefted
we will have clefted
you will have clefted
they will have clefted
Future Continuous
I will be clefting
you will be clefting
he/she/it will be clefting
we will be clefting
you will be clefting
they will be clefting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clefting
you have been clefting
he/she/it has been clefting
we have been clefting
you have been clefting
they have been clefting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clefting
you will have been clefting
he/she/it will have been clefting
we will have been clefting
you will have been clefting
they will have been clefting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clefting
you had been clefting
he/she/it had been clefting
we had been clefting
you had been clefting
they had been clefting
Conditional
I would cleft
you would cleft
he/she/it would cleft
we would cleft
you would cleft
they would cleft
Past Conditional
I would have clefted
you would have clefted
he/she/it would have clefted
we would have clefted
you would have clefted
they would have clefted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleft - a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)cleft - a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
indentation, indenture - a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
2.cleft - a long narrow openingcleft - a long narrow opening    
chap - a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
chink - a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall
crevasse - a deep fissure
fatigue crack - a crack in metal resulting from metal fatigue
faulting, geological fault, fracture, break, fault, shift - (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other; "they built it right over a geological fault"; "he studied the faulting of the earth's crust"
opening, gap - an open or empty space in or between things; "there was a small opening between the trees"; "the explosion made a gap in the wall"
rift - a narrow fissure in rock
slit - a narrow fissure
split - a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
volcano, vent - a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
Adj.1.cleft - having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"

cleft

noun
1. opening, break, crack, gap, rent, breach, fracture, rift, chink, crevice, fissure, cranny a narrow cleft in the rocks too small for a human to squeeze through
adjective
1. split, separated, torn, rent, ruptured, cloven, riven, sundered, parted The cleft rock face seemed to move in the static noonday light.

cleft

noun
A usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture:
Translations
شِق،شِق، صَدْع
rozsedlinatrhlina
kløftspalte
sprunga
plaisa

cleft

[kleft]
A. PT & PP of cleave 1
B. ADJ cleft chinbarbilla f partida
to be in a cleft stickestar entre la espada y la pared
C. N (in rock) → grieta f, hendidura f; (in chin) → partición f
D. CPD cleft palate N (Med) → fisura f del paladar

cleft

[ˈklɛft]
n (in rock)crevasse f, fissure f
adj
to be in a cleft stick (British)être dans une impassecleft palate npalais m fendu

cleft

pret, ptp of cleave1
adjgespalten; a cleft chinein Kinn ntmit Grübchen; to be in a cleft stickin der Klemme sitzen (inf)
nSpalte f, → Kluft f (geh); (in chin) → Grübchen nt; (in forehead) → Senkrecht- or Skeptikerfalte f; (fig)Spaltung f, → Kluft f

cleft

:
cleft lip
nHasenscharte f
cleft palate
nGaumenspalte f, → Wolfsrachen m

cleft

[klɛft]
1. pt, pp of cleave
2. n (in rock) → crepa, fenditura

cleft

(kleft) noun
an opening made by splitting. a cleft in the rocks.

cleft

n. fisura, abertura alargada.

cleft

adj hendido; — lip labio hendido; — palate paladar hendido
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