- a fault.
- a graben of regional extent.
Origin of rift
OTHER WORDS FROM riftriftless, adjectiveun·rift·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH riftriff, rift
How to use rift in a sentence
Michigan is another state that’s at the center of the rift between the two presidential candidates.Americans assemble in protests and rallies across the country as votes are counted|Danielle Abril|November 5, 2020|Fortune
I left the long story intact, mostly, because the first thing people want to know about a rift is what caused it.Carolyn Hax: It takes two to tango or feud, so just dance around bride’s snub|Carolyn Hax|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Apple has already faced some criticism for creating a hardware rift between the iPhone 12 camera and the Pro Max camera.Planning to buy an iPhone 12 Pro Max? You may want to brush up on your photography skills.|Stan Horaczek|October 14, 2020|Popular-Science
The extent to which Rory finds herself reenacting that primordial family rift over and over again is never clearer than it is here.
This shift has led to a growing rift between the chamber and top Republicans.U.S. Chamber of Commerce abruptly ousts top political consultant Scott Reed, alleging leaks|Tom Hamburger|September 29, 2020|Washington Post
Except a change of wind or, as Procope observed, a supernatural rifting of the rock, nothing could bring deliverance now.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
Over the world's darkness a slender moon, sharp-horned, wandered through rifting clouds.Nicanor - Teller of Tales|C. Bryson Taylor
"Hello, Corporal," said Pete, with a capacious grin rifting the powder grime on his face.Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6)|John McElroy
It was a strange glimpse of color and light rifting the darkness for a moment.Walking Shadows|Alfred Noyes
Glitter on the mountain heights you rifting specters bright.The Secret of the Creation|Howard D. Pollyen