Related formsun·clo·ven, adjective
Definition for cloven (2 of 3)
verb (used without object), cleaved or (Archaic) clave; cleaved; cleav·ing.
Origin of cleave1
Related formscleav·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for cloven (3 of 3)
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 cloven
Frey was cloven from the crown to the chine, and fell neatly in halves on either side of him.Frey and His Wife|Maurice Henry Hewlett
We are mad, because we are two lobes of the same brain, and that brain has been cloven in two.The Napoleon of Notting Hill|Gilbert K. Chesterton
Its shell, plain above, convex beneath, is cloven on the side.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
The bleeding shepherd, with a cloven skull, falls down the precipice; his frightened flock bleats on the mountain.Sintram and His Companions|Friedrich de la Motte Fouque
She was high at prow and stern, a castle of the sea, and the wonder was that she had been cloven at a blow.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard