cleave Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “cleave” in the English Dictionary

"cleave" in British English

See all translations

cleaveverb [I]

uk   /kliːv/  us   /kliːv/ (cleaved or US also clove, cleaved or US also cloven) literary or old use
(Definition of cleave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cleave" in American English

See all translations

cleaveverb [I/T]

 /kliv/ (past tense and past participle cleaved, cleft or clove, past participle cleaved, cleft or cloven, present participle cleaving)
to ​cut or ​break into two or more ​parts: [I] The ​volcano cleaved ​nearly in ​half after ​its last ​eruption.
(Definition of cleave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cleave”
in Spanish partir…
in Vietnamese nứt…
in Malaysian terbelah…
in Thai ทำให้แยกออก…
in French coller à…
in German kleben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劈开, (使)裂开, (使)分开…
in Indonesian membelah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 劈開, (使)裂開, (使)分開…
What is the pronunciation of cleave?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

planet

an extremely large, round mass of rock and metal, such as Earth, or of gas, such as Jupiter, that moves in a circular path around the sun or another star

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More