Associations to the word «Cleft»

Wiktionary

CLEFT, noun. An opening, fissure, or V-shaped indentation made by or as if by splitting.
CLEFT, noun. A piece made by splitting.
CLEFT, noun. A disease of horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.
CLEFT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of cleave
CLEFT CHIN, noun. An anatomical genetic trait in which a fissure in the lower jaw causes a visible dimple in the center of the chin.
CLEFT CHINS, noun. Plural of cleft chin
CLEFT GRAFTING, noun. (horticulture) a method of grafting in which the scion is placed in a cleft or slit in the stock or stump made by sawing off a branch, usually in such a manner that its bark evenly joins that of the stock.
CLEFT LIP, noun. (teratology) harelip
CLEFT PALATE, noun. (teratology) An abnormal condition in which the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate (roof of the mouth) are not completely joined.
CLEFT SENTENCE, noun. (linguistics) A complex sentence whose meaning could be expressed by a simple sentence, and typically stressing a particular constituent, such as It's money that I love or It was from John that she heard the news.
CLEFT SENTENCES, noun. Plural of cleft sentence
CLEFT STICK, noun. A stick with a split at one end, once used by runners to carry written messages
CLEFT STICKS, noun. Plural of cleft stick

Dictionary definition

CLEFT, noun. A split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin).
CLEFT, noun. A long narrow opening.
CLEFT, adjective. Having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope