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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a gap between cloud masses;
- Example: "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"

2. a narrow fissure in rock;

3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions);
- Example: "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
[syn: rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rift \Rift\, obs. p. p. of Rive. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rift \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. [1913 Webster] 2. A shallow place in a stream; a ford. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rift \Rift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rifting.] To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] To dwell these rifted rocks between. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rift \Rift\, v. i. 1. To burst open; to split. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To belch. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rift n 1: a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds" 2: a narrow fissure in rock 3: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations" [syn: rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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