verb (used with object), fis·sured, fis·sur·ing.
verb (used without object), fis·sured, fis·sur·ing.
Origin of fissure
Examples from the Web for fissure
But both sides of this American fissure create a life lived less than fully.
Once opened, this fissure between internal and external splits Hemon apart, giving him, effectively, double lives.Michael Hainey and Aleksandar Hemon’s Chicago Dreams|Chris Wallace|March 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was a gnawing dread in his mind that they might be lodged in a fissure of an unscalable cliff.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
In many of these cases the fissure will heal spontaneously when the malposition is rectified.
How far ahead the fissure extended he could form no idea yet.Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
Nothing is more curious than to see the passage of the fissure by a recua of mules.The Freebooters|Gustave Aimard
When the rock was reached two streams were found issuing from a fissure; one of them was tubed, and water rose to the surface.Saratoga and How to See It|R. F. Dearborn
British Dictionary definitions for fissure
Word Origin for fissure
Word Origin and History for fissure
c.1400, from Old French fissure (13c.) and directly from Latin fissura "a cleft," from root of findere "to split, cleave," from PIE *bhi-n-d-, from root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Sanskrit bhinadmi "I cleave," Old High German bizzan "to bite," Old English bita "a piece bitten off, morsel," Old Norse beita "to hunt with dogs," beita "pasture, food").