Origin of cleft1
Definition for cleft (2 of 4)
Origin of cleft2
Definition for cleft (3 of 4)
verb (used without object), cleaved or (Archaic) clave; cleaved; cleav·ing.
Origin of cleave1
Related formscleav·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for cleft (4 of 4)
verb (used with object), cleft or cleaved or clove, cleft or cleaved or clo·ven, cleav·ing.
verb (used without object), cleft or cleaved or clove, cleft or cleaved or clo·ven, cleav·ing.
Origin of cleave2
Examples from the Web for cleft
Like the Korean Peninsula, Illinois is cleft into two parts: Chicagoland and “downstate.”Romney and Santorum Face Off: 5 Things To Watch For In Illinois|Ben Jacobs|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The trunk or branch is cut off; two cions are inserted in a cleft made with a knife.The Apple-Tree|L. H. Bailey
In the depths of the shrine is said to be a cleft in the rock, adored as the Yoni of Śakti.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
He set off toward the nearest button, tilted crazily with its rim in a cleft rock.The Buttoned Sky|Geoff St. Reynard