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cleft1 / kleft/ • past and past participle of cleave1 . • adj. split, divided, or partially divided into two: a cleft chin. cleft2 • n. a fissure or split, esp. one in rock or the ground. ∎  a vertical indentation in the middle of a person's forehead or chin. ∎  a deep division between two parts of the body.

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cleft

cleft fissure, split. XIII. Earliest form clift (cf. OE. -clyft, OHG. kluft; f. base of CLEAVE1); the present form, due to assim. to cleft, pp. of CLEAVE 1, dates from XVI.

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Cleft

Cleft

a group of stars [modern].

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cleft

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