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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cleft
 裂縫,裂口(a.)劈開的(v.)(vbl.)劈開,分開

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cleave v. t. [imp. Cleft Clave ( Obs.), Clove ( Obsolescent); p. p. Cleft, Cleaved or Cloven p. pr. & vb. n. Cleaving.]
 1. To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
    O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain.   --Shak.
 2. To part or open naturally; to divide.
    Every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws.   --Deut. xiv. 6.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cleft imp. & p. p. from Cleave.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cleft, a.
 1. Divided; split; partly divided or split.
 2. Bot. Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cleft, n.
 1. A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock.
 2. A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
 3. Far. A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.
 Branchial clefts. See under Branchial.
 Syn: -- Crack; crevice; fissure; chink; cranny.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cleft
      See cleave

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cleft
      adj 1: used of hooves [syn: cloven, bisulcate]
      2: having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
         [syn: dissected]
      n 1: a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
      2: a long narrow opening [syn: crack, crevice, fissure, scissure]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cleave
      v 1: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
           "cleave the bone" [syn: split, rive]
      2: make by cutting into; "The water is going to cleave a
         channel into the rock"
      3: come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and
         resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The
         label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
         [syn: cling, adhere, stick, cohere]
      [also: cloven, clove, cleft]