an opening made by splitting, cleaving, etc.; fissure; cleft; chink.
an open space, as in a forest or cloud mass, or a clear interval.
a break in friendly relations:
a rift between two people; a rift between two nations.
a difference in opinion, belief, or interest that causes such a break in friendly relations.
a graben of regional extent.
the plane or direction along which a log or mass of granite can most easily be split.
wood or a piece of wood that has been split radially from a log.
verb (used with or without object)
to burst open; split.
a gap or space made by cleaving or splitting; fissure
(geology) a long narrow zone of faulting resulting from tensional stress in the earth’s crust
a gap between two cloud masses; break or chink: he saw the sun through a rift in the clouds
a break in friendly relations between people, nations, etc
to burst or cause to burst open; split
a shallow or rocky part in a stream
the backwash from a wave that has just broken
A continental rift.
A narrow break, crack, or other opening in a rock, usually made by cracking or splitting.
noun 1. a saw used for cutting wood radially from a log.
adjective 1. (of lumber) sawed radially so that the broader sides of the boards or timbers are approximately perpendicular to the annual rings. 2. quartersawed.
noun, Geology. 1. graben. 2. a subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, locus of the magma upwellings that accompany seafloor spreading. noun 1. a long narrow valley resulting from the subsidence of land between two parallel faults, often associated with volcanism. The East African Rift Valley is an example rift valley […]
[rift] /rɪft/ noun, Pathology. 1. a highly infectious viral disease of humans and animals, transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects, occurring in Africa and characterized in humans by headache, fever, eye discomfort, and muscle aches, progressing in some cases to encephalitis, blindness, or internal bleeding.