Definition of rift :
1. A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
2. An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.
3. p. p. of Rive.
4. To belch.
5. To burst open; to split.
6. To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.
pause, assemble, prisonbreak, geological fault, recess, rent, severance, schism, splinter, disaffection, suspension, open frame, cleavage, happy chance, faulting, intermission, help, time out, rupture, fissure, disagreement, shiver, disruption, severing, prison-breaking, jailbreak, open, breaking, break of serve, breakage, shift, breakout, sunder, shatter, smash, falling out, interruption, respite, gaolbreak, rive, good luck
blemish (part of speech: noun)
eyesore, dot, blot, notch, scratch, gash, defect, nick, drawback, scrape, stigma, mar, crack, pockmark, abrasion, deformity, kink, blister, flaw, scar, defacement, mark, splotch, freckle, brand, spoilage, scuff, imperfection, impurity, disfigurement, fracture, fault, tarnish, stain, blemish, speck, score, spot, hole, hack, weal, blotch, hurt, discoloration, distortion, check, chip, wart, sore, slit, lesion, damage, scab, fleck
notch (part of speech: noun)
separation (part of speech: noun)
gap (part of speech: noun)
- It just seemed like the Red Sea dividing to let the Israelites go through, only this was red- hot sand held back to let the train pass through a deep rift. - "The Reclaimers", Margaret Hill McCarter.
- Or have those two years in the air permanently broken my psychology; so that through that rift I shall always have the power to look into strange worlds? - "Out of the Air", Inez Haynes Irwin.
- It's after two now and it will be dark in this narrow rift by four. - "The Enchanted Canyon", HonorÃ© Willsie Morrow.