verb \ˈsplash\

of a liquid : to move, fall, or hit something in a noisy or messy way

: to cause (water or another liquid) to move in a noisy way or messy way

: to make (someone or something) wet with large drops of water or another liquid

Full Definition of SPLASH

intransitive verb
a :  to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance
b :  to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter
a (1) :  to become spattered about (2) :  to spread or scatter in the manner of splashed liquid
b :  to fall, strike, or move with a splashing sound <a brook splashing over rocks>
transitive verb
a (1) :  to dash a liquid or thinly viscous substance upon or against (2) :  to soil or stain with splashed liquid
b :  to mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture
c :  to display prominently <a story splashed on the front page>
a :  to cause (a liquid or thinly viscous substance) to spatter about especially with force
b :  to scatter in the manner of a splashed liquid
splash·er noun

Examples of SPLASH

  1. He dropped the bottle and bleach splashed onto the floor.
  2. We could hear the waves splashing against the side of the boat.
  3. The baby splashed the water.
  4. Don't splash water at your brother.
  5. I accidentally splashed some water on the floor.
  6. She splashed cold water on her face.
  7. We were splashed by a passing car.
  8. She splashed her face with cold water.
  9. The dog was splashing through the waves.

Origin of SPLASH

alteration of plash
First Known Use: 1715

Related to SPLASH

dash, slop, slosh, spatter, swash
pour, roll, stream



: the sound made when someone or something hits liquid or when liquid hits something

: the movement of liquid when something hits it

: a mark or spot made when a liquid is splashed on something

Full Definition of SPLASH

a (1) :  splashed liquid or semiliquid substance; also :  impounded water released suddenly (2) :  a spot or daub from or as if from splashed liquid <a mud splash on the fender>
b :  a colored patch
a :  the action of splashing
b :  a short plunge
:  a sound produced by or as if by a liquid falling, moving, being hurled, or oscillating
a :  a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearance
b :  ostentatious display
:  a small amount :  sprinkling

Examples of SPLASH

  1. <at least you have a splash of common sense—which is more than we can say for your mother>

First Known Use of SPLASH



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