Synonyms of cleft


1. cleft, indentation, indenture

usage: a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)

2. crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure, opening, gap

usage: a long narrow opening


1. cleave, split, rive, tear

usage: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"

2. cleave, make, create

usage: make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock"

3. cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, touch, adjoin, meet, contact

usage: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"


1. cleft, dissected, compound (vs. simple)

usage: having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib

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Definition and meaning of cleft (Dictionary)