from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To propel or scatter (a fluid) about in flying masses.
- transitive v. To scatter fluid onto in flying masses; wet, stain, or soil with flying fluid.
- transitive v. To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses: splashed their hands in the water.
- transitive v. To make (one's way) with or by scattering of fluid.
- transitive v. To apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to: a floral pattern that was splashed with pink; moonlight splashing the deserted courtyard.
- transitive v. To display or publicize very noticeably: Their engagement was splashed all over the tabloids.
- intransitive v. To cause a fluid to scatter in flying masses: splashed about in the swimming pool.
- intransitive v. To fall into or move through fluid with this effect: We splashed through the waves.
- intransitive v. To move, spill, or fly about in scattered masses: Whipped cream splashed onto the counter.
- intransitive v. To produce a sound or sight associated with this effect.
- n. The act or sound of splashing: went for a splash in the lake; heard the splash of the fish being thrown back.
- n. A flying mass of fluid.
- n. A small amount, especially of a fluid: a splash of liqueur on the cake.
- n. A marking produced by or as if by scattered fluid: a splash of light.
- n. A great though often short-lived impression; a stir: a publicity splash.
- splash down To land in water. Used of a spacecraft or missile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sound made by an object hitting a liquid.
- n. A small amount of liquid
- n. A small amount (of color)
- n. A mark or stain made from a small amount a liquid
- n. An impact or impression.
- v. To hit or agitate liquid so that part of it separates from the principal liquid mass.
- v. To disperse a fluid suddenly; to splatter.
- v. to hit or expel liquid at
- v. To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently.
- v. To spend (money)
- v. To launch a ship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash.
- transitive v. To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.
- intransitive v. To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.
- n. Water, or water and dirt, thrown upon anything, or thrown from a puddle or the like; also, a spot or daub, as of matter which wets or disfigures.
- n. A noise made by striking upon or in a liquid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To spatter or bespatter, as with water, water and mud, or any other liquid.
- To dash or throw about in splotches: as, to splash dirty water on one.
- To accomplish with splashing or plashing.
- To ornament with splashed decoration.
- To dabble or spatter about in water or other liquid; dash or spatter water about.
- To fall with or make a plashing sound.
- n. Water or other liquid thrown upon anything.
- n. A noise or effect as from water or mud thrown up or dashed about.
- n. A spot of dirt or other discoloring or disfiguring matter; a blot; a daub.
- n. A spot or plash of color strongly differing from the surrounding color, as on the hide of a horse, cow, or other animal.
- n. A complexion-powder, generally the finest rice-flour, used by women to whiten their necks and faces.
- n. A shad-wash.
- In lumbering, to drive (logs) by releasing a head of water confined by a splash-dam.
- n. A bird-fanciers' name for an elongate spot of color.
- n. A dash; a show; display.
- Dashing; ostentatious; extravagant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. soil or stain with a splashed liquid
- n. the act of scattering water about haphazardly
- v. dash a liquid upon or against
- n. a patch of bright color
- n. a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
- v. mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered
- n. a small quantity of something moist or liquid
- v. cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
- v. walk through mud or mire
- n. the sound like water splashing
- n. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
- v. strike and dash about in a liquid
- v. make a splashing sound
Then, while he was still listening to the unfamiliar echo of his own voice, he heard just behind him a _splash, splash, splash_, and his left arm jerked itself spasmodically from beneath his breast, the hand simultaneously touching a substance that was hard, cold, and slimy.
The alarm was taken by half a dozen more, and by the time the two boys were afoot and had seized their weapons -- _splash, splash, splash_!
_Splash, splash, splash_, and then the dog's progress seemed to be checked, as the boys followed into a pool of water which filled all the tunnel to the sides.
"I also have an anti-glare screen I can attach to my LCD monitor, which I call my splash guard," admitted Jenny.
To that, I say: Even a form "splash" is better than no "splash" at all.
Some stripped off scarves and tunics to let the rain splash their bare skin.
Oh, and one other major difference between THE THIRSTY and MURDER MOON was building in splash pages.
On a dull day at Number 26, amid lawn mowers wailing and the splash from the backyard pool, I could be invited to a coronation, a funeral or become the holder of a deadly secret.
“In our viral era, making a media splash is more valuable than publication,” says Markides A self confessed recovering luddite, he is throwing everything at this project in terms of what is available for free on the internet – utilising the power of cross platform presence and participation.
The agony of the wretch I did not fully realize until the steward, his bare fore-arms sprayed by the splash from the ventilator slats, suddenly felt the bite of the acid through his tight, whole skin and made a mad rush for the water-barrel at the corner of the house.