- to wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter: Don't splash her dress!
- to fall upon (something) in scattered masses or particles, as a liquid does.
- to cause to appear spattered.
- to dash (water, mud, etc.) about in scattered masses or particles.
- to make (one's way) with splashing: He splashed his way across the pool.
- Logging. to move (logs) by releasing a body of water from a splash dam.
- to dash a liquid or semiliquid substance about.
- to fall, move, or strike with a splash or splashes.
- (of liquid) to dash with force in scattered masses or particles.
- the act of splashing.
- the sound of splashing.
- a quantity of some liquid or semiliquid substance splashed upon or in a thing.
- a spot caused by something splashed.
- a patch, as of color or light.
- the act of splashing logs.
- water released, as from a splash dam, for splashing logs.
- a striking show or impression.
- splash down. See entry at splash down.
Origin of splash
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Examples from the Web for splash
The episode does not seem to have made much of a splash in the race thus far.Watch a Republican Try to Duck the Abortion Ban He Cosponsored
October 16, 2014
Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie
October 7, 2014
The next set of results from the Subaru Hyper-Suprime-Cam will extend the SPLASH survey in important ways.Some of the First Galaxies Were Big Babies
Matthew R. Francis
September 14, 2014
And then when you want something satisfying, splash out a few dollars for a mammoth cupcake.The Cupcake Boom’s Sugar High Finally Crashes
July 8, 2014
Dabbling in night school photography classes in Miami in 1953, a 23- or 24-year-old Yeager quickly made a splash.The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds
May 31, 2014
My God, these journalists do love to splash about in their emotions.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
When he was on it he heard the splash of oars below him in the Pool, but he took no heed of it.
She heard Artois get in, the boat pushed off, the splash of the oars.
Presently they were dashing into the midst of it, and everything was drowned in the splash and roar.The Christian
Then he went under with a splash, and the eager tide had him in its grasp.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
- to scatter (liquid) about in blobs; spatter
- to descend or cause to descend upon in blobshe splashed his jacket
- to make (one's way) by or as if by splashinghe splashed through the puddle
- (tr) to print (a story or photograph) prominently in a newspaper
- an instance or sound of splashing
- an amount splashed
- a patch created by or as if by splashinga splash of colour
- informal an extravagant display, usually for effect (esp in the phrase make a splash)
- a small amount of soda water, water, etc, added to an alcoholic drink
Word Origin and History for splash
1715, probably an alteration of plash with an intensive s-. The noun is attested from 1736; meaning "striking or ostentatious display" is first attested 1804. Splashy "sensational" first attested 1836. Splash-down in the spacecraft sense is attested from 1961.