Rift

Definition of Rift

p. p.1.p. p. of Rive.
n.1.An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.
2.A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
v. t.1.To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.
[imp. & p. p. Rifted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rifting.]
To dwell these rifted rocks between.
- Wordsworth.
v. i.1.To burst open; to split.
Timber . . . not apt to rif with ordnance.
- Bacon.
2.To belch.

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