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Meaning of RIFT

Pronunciation:  rift

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  2. [n]  a narrow fissure in rock
  3. [n]  a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"

RIFT is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: breach, break, falling out, rupture, severance
 See Also: breakup, cleft, crack, crevice, detachment, fissure, gap, opening, scissure, separation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rift\, obs.
    p. p. of {Rive}. --Spenser.
  2. \Rift\, n. [Written also {reft}.] [Dan. rift, fr. rieve to
    rend. See {Rive}.]
    1. An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a
       fissure. --Spenser.
    2. A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
  3. \Rift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rifted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock;
    to rift the clouds. --Longfellow.
          To dwell these rifted rocks between.     --Wordsworth.
  4. \Rift\, v. i.
    1. To burst open; to split. --Shak.
             Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance. --Bacon.
    2. To belch. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]