verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- the act of splashing logs.
- water released, as from a splash dam, for splashing logs.
Origin of splash
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|Jack Holmes|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whereas Gotham mopes in the shadows, The Flash bursts like a splash page.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The next set of results from the Subaru Hyper-Suprime-Cam will extend the SPLASH survey in important ways.
And then when you want something satisfying, splash out a few dollars for a mammoth cupcake.
Dabbling in night school photography classes in Miami in 1953, a 23- or 24-year-old Yeager quickly made a splash.
Sometimes for an instant he scanned the surface of the lake for signs of breaking fish or splash of migrant water bird.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
Tammie was looking down at a splash of drying blood, obviously a deer had been badly wounded here and had fallen.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
In a moment Mr. Anderson and Pud heard them splash as they plunged into the lake.Bob Hunt in Canada|George W. Orton
All at once the lad turned sharply, the supple-limbed pony taking the bank in a cat-like leap, landing in the water with a splash.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
Great was the noise, it is said, made by the splash of one tossed in, and the water leaped high with the shock.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for splash
Word Origin for splash
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.