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RIFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rift mean? 

RIFT (noun)
  The noun RIFT has 3 senses:

1. a gap between cloud masses
2. a narrow fissure in rock
3. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

  Familiarity information: RIFT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIFT (noun)


Sense 1rift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gap between cloud masses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

the sun shone through a rift in the clouds

Hypernyms ("rift" is a kind of...):

gap; opening (an open or empty space in or between things)


Sense 2rift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A narrow fissure in rock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("rift" is a kind of...):

cleft; crack; crevice; fissure; scissure (a long narrow opening)


Sense 3rift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

falling out; severance; rupture; breach; rift; break

Context example:

they hoped to avoid a break in relations

Hypernyms ("rift" is a kind of...):

breakup; detachment; separation (coming apart)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rift"):

schism (the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences)


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