Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cleft

2 senses of cleft

Sense 1
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))

Sense 2
crack, cleft, crevice, fissure, scissure -- (a long narrow opening)
       => 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")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cleave

3 senses of cleave

Sense 1
cleave, split, rive -- (separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone")
       => tear -- (to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars")

Sense 2
cleave -- (make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 3
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere -- (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")
       => touch, adjoin, meet, contact -- (be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point")

Antonyms of adj cleft

1 sense of cleft

Sense 1
cleft, dissected -- (having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib)

INDIRECT (VIA compound) -> simple, unsubdivided -- ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)

Similarity of adj cleft

1 sense of cleft

Sense 1
cleft, dissected -- (having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib)
       => compound (vs. simple) -- (composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads")

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