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rifts, plural;
  1. Form fissures, cracks, or breaks, esp. through large-scale faulting; move apart
    • - a fragment of continental crust that rifted away from eastern Australia
    • - active rifting in southwestern Mexico
  2. Tear or force (something) apart
    • - the nascent rifted margins of the Red Sea
  1. A crack, split, or break in something
    • - the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds
  2. A major fault separating blocks of the earth's surface; a rift valley

  3. A serious break in friendly relations
    • - their demise caused a rift between the city's town and gown

  1. a gap between cloud masses; "the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"
  2. a narrow fissure in rock
  3. rupture: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
  4. In geology, a rift or chasm is a place where the Earth's crust and lithosphere are being pulled apart and is an example of extensional tectonics.
  5. Rift is the sixth studio album by rock band Phish. It is the band's second concept album, whose narrator is dreaming about the rift in his relationship with his girlfriend. ...
  6. Far Gate (known prior to release as The Rift) is a 2001 video game released for personal computers. It was developed by Super X Studios (formerly Thrushwave Technology) and published by Microïds. ...
  7. The Rift (Endless Descent) is a 1989 film directed by Juan Piquer Simón and starring R. Lee Ermey involving a submarine rescue that goes awry. It is one of many underwater-themed movies released around 1989, including The Abyss, Leviathan, Deepstar Six, The Evil Below and Lords of the Deep.
  8. The Rift is a novel by author Walter Jon Williams. Published in 1999, it is a 726 page (hardbound) epic concerning the effects of a massive earthquake in Missouri, Mississippi, and Louisiana. ...
  9. The Cardiff Rift is a fictional wormhole in the science fiction television series Doctor Who and Torchwood, one end of which is located in Cardiff Bay, Wales. ...
  10. (Rifts (roleplaying game)) Rifts is a multi-genre role-playing game created by Kevin Siembieda in 1990 and published continuously by Palladium Books since then. ...
  11. A chasm or fissure; A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through; To form a rift
  12. (rifted) of solid particles, those that contain many cracks and cleavages and thus have greater surface area than their size would suggest
  13. The most pronounced direction of splitting or cleavage of stone. Rift and grain may be obscure, as in some granites, but are important in both quarrying and processing stone.
  14. a sawing technique similar to quartersawing, except the saw angle varies slightly. This process produces vertical grain which is more uniform in appearance and also more stable.
  15. A fracture or crack in a planet's surface caused by extension. On some volcanoes, subsurface intrusions are concentrated in certain directions; this causes tension at the surface and also means that there will be more eruptions in these "rift zones."
  16. A shallow or rocky place in a stream, forming either a ford or a rapid.
  17. An area of the earth's crust along which divergence is taking place, allowing a fault plane to intersect with the surface.
  18. Strictly should apply only to chambers opened by faulting but often applied to any large chamber elongated in the vertical plane.
  19. A long, narrow continental trough that is bounded by normal faults; a graben of regional extent. It marks a zone along which the entire thickness of the lithosphere has ruptured under extension. Cf: paar.
  20. A passage between normal and fluidic space. It was created by Species 8472 in 2300 and collapsed by the Borg in 2378. [Awake]
  21. The cut slices slightly across the medullary rays, accentuating the vertical grain and minimizing the flake. Rift grain is restricted to red and white oak.
  22. Allows players to travel from nation to nation. It is in the center of Rhawn Crossroads map
  23. The space where the Phantasms first emerged from their realm, The Boundless into the humans.
  24. n. A long, narrow crack in the entire thickness of the Earth's crust, which is bounded by normal faults on either side and forms as the crust is pulled apart; v. To split the Earth's crust; rift zone- n. ...