splash

verb
\ ˈsplash How to pronounce splash (audio) \
splashed; splashing; splashes

Definition of splash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : 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
2a(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

1a(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
2a : 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

noun

Definition of splash (Entry 2 of 2)

1a(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
2a : the action of splashing
b : a short plunge
3 : a sound produced by or as if by a liquid falling, moving, being hurled, or oscillating
4a : a vivid impression created especially by ostentatious activity or appearance
b : ostentatious display
5 : a small amount : sprinkling

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Other Words from splash

Verb

splasher noun

Examples of splash in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

at least you have a splash of common sense—which is more than we can say for your mother
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Pete’’ Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic after 8 days in space. BostonGlobe.com, "This day in history," 29 Aug. 2019 Several plowed through the deep water while splashing 6-foot waves on other cars. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Trump only cares about the rich; No need to show off during flood; Give us a trail to protect bikers (8/23/19)," 23 Aug. 2019 Good thing some of the best heat comes in bottles that can be splashed over just about anything that hits the table — soup, eggs, wings, tacos, even a Bloody Mary. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-Off: The best hot sauces and the not-so-hot ones," 6 Aug. 2019 The Eagle later reunited with Columbia, and the three astronauts headed home, splashing down July 24 in the Pacific. al.com, "Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world," 20 July 2019 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP - The chlorine dynasty continues off North Bend Road as St. Xavier High School's swim team has splashed to another national title. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "St. Xavier swim team voted top national team for a fifth consecutive time," 17 July 2019 Frying bacon and splashing the grease on an egg to cook it was a norm. The Rev. Ellin Dize, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Dize: Eat food that nourishes all your organs and will do no harm," 12 July 2019 Crypto is a nasty parasite sometimes found in pool and splash pad water. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Here's every Indiana county where poop-borne parasite Cryptosporidiosis has been reported," 9 July 2019 Designed by Annie Rimmer-Weeks and Orie Weeks III, these projections (which include splashing water and soaring arrows) could have been distracting. oregonlive.com, "Irreverent spirit lifts Clackamas Rep’s ‘Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood’," 1 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The resort is also adding a new grooming area, group play yards and equipment, a covered pavilion, and a splash pad. From Staff Reports, Houston Chronicle, "Animal hospital, pet resort expand in Deer Park," 27 Aug. 2019 The woman was located at the splash pad by city hall. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Drunk driver fights seatbelt on way to jail: Broadview Heights Police Blotter," 21 Aug. 2019 Renderings of the playground show a splash pad, small rock-climbing slope, swings, shade structures and more. Jessica Boehm, azcentral, "Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park to get new 'mega playground' after $2M donation," 19 Aug. 2019 The splash pad has been a tremendous success, according to Killingly Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Anthony Eisley. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "Beating The Heat At Owen Bell Splash Pad," 7 Aug. 2019 Besides skyscraper views, the Panorama Tower in Miami offers amenities including a wine room, three movie theaters, soundproof music room, game room with a golf simulator and children’s splash pad. Marcia Heroux Pounds, chicagotribune.com, "Grocery delivery. Valet trash pickup. Dog walking. These aren’t your grandparents’ rental apartments.," 6 Aug. 2019 Since the fire, the park has built a new visitors center, a gondola, a zip line that crosses the gorge, new food areas, an amphitheater for summer concerts, and a children’s playland, complete with a carousel, splash pad and climbing areas. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "As the Royal Gorge turns 90, now is the time to visit Cañon City," 27 July 2019 The city intended to install a splash pad within the park, but tribal members objected. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "St. Paul’s plan to abandon an Indian Mounds Regional Park trail pits neighbors against tribes," 18 July 2019 Besides skyscraper views, the Panorama Tower in Miami offers amenities including a wine room, three movie theaters, soundproof music room, game room with a golf simulator and children’s splash pad. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "Grocery delivery. Valet trash pickup. Dog walking. These aren’t your grandparents’ rental apartments.," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of splash

Verb

1709, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(2)

Noun

1736, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for splash

Verb

alteration of plash

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splash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of splash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

splash

noun

English Language Learners Definition of splash (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

splash

verb
\ ˈsplash How to pronounce splash (audio) \
splashed; splashing

Kids Definition of splash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to hit (something liquid or sloppy) and cause to move and scatter roughly … she … beat the pancake batter so hard that it splashed all over the walls.— Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking
2 : to wet or soil by spattering with something wet (as water or mud) I got splashed by a passing car.
3 : to move or strike with a splashing sound Children like to splash through a puddle.
4 : to spread or scatter like a splashed liquid The sunset splashed the sky with red.

splash

noun

Kids Definition of splash (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : material that has been hit and made to scatter
2 : a spot or smear from or as if from liquid that has been hit and made to scatter
3 : the sound or action of liquid that has been hit and made to scatter

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