• Splash-Dam
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v splash mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered "The mountain was splashed with snow"
    • v splash dash a liquid upon or against "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
    • v splash cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force "She splashed the water around her"
    • v splash strike and dash about in a liquid "The boys splashed around in the pool"
    • v splash soil or stain with a splashed liquid
    • v splash walk through mud or mire "We had to splosh across the wet meadow"
    • v splash make a splashing sound "water was splashing on the floor"
    • n splash the act of scattering water about haphazardly
    • n splash the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    • n splash a patch of bright color "her red hat gave her outfit a splash of color"
    • n splash the sound like water splashing
    • n splash a small quantity of something moist or liquid "a dab of paint","a splatter of mud","just a splash of whiskey"
    • n splash a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event "he made a great splash and then disappeared"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Splash! Splash! They Fell Into the Ditch Splash! Splash! They Fell Into the Ditch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Spanish Pyrenees, when a beekeeper dies, each of his bees is splashed with a drop of Black Ink.
    • Splash A noise made by striking upon or in a liquid.
    • Splash To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.
    • v. i Splash To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.
    • Splash To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash.
    • Splash 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • splash To spatter or bespatter, as with water, water and mud, or any other liquid.
    • splash To dash or throw about in splotches: as, to splash dirty water on one.
    • splash To accomplish with splashing or plashing.
    • splash To ornament with splashed decoration. Synonyms and
    • splash To dabble or spatter about in water or other liquid; dash or spatter water about.
    • splash To fall with or make a plashing sound.
    • n splash Water or other liquid thrown upon anything.
    • n splash A noise or effect as from water or mud thrown up or dashed about.
    • n splash A spot of dirt or other discoloring or disfiguring matter; a blot; a daub.
    • n splash A spot or plash of color strongly differing from the surrounding color, as on the hide of a horse, cow, or other animal.
    • n splash A complexion-powder, generally the finest rice-flour, used by women to whiten their necks and faces.
    • n splash A shad-wash.
    • splash In lumbering, to drive (logs) by releasing a head of water confined by a splash-dam.
    • n splash A bird-fanciers' name for an elongate spot of color.
    • n splash A dash; a show; display.
    • splash Dashing; ostentatious; extravagant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Splash splash to spatter with water or mud
    • v.i Splash to dabble in water, to dash about water or any liquid
    • n Splash water or mud thrown on anything: a spot of dirt, a daub: a complexion powder
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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In literature:

She jumped into the spring with a splash and then stood by her brother very red in the face.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
The bullets of the infantry splashed on the ground around him like rain drops in a heavy shower.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
Eight or ten of the girls had walked straight into the sea and were splashing about up to their knees in water.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Do you hear it splashing in the water?
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
They merged in gigantic splashes of fire.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
He listened to see if he could not catch the dominating tone in the continual splashing.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A splash dam consisted of two square cribs of logs filled with great stones.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Without a splash he cast himself loose and Jack followed but not so adroitly.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Now and then a little wave hit the broad blades and splashed little drops into the boat.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
But, sakes alive, man, your eye is splashed with blood as bad as the egg of a robin.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

They bubble deep,
Both song and splashes, -
In the live coppice
An April peal.
"Artesian Well" by Mikhail Alekseevich Kuzmin
If all the skies were sunshine,
Our faces would be fain
To feel once more upon them
The cooling splash of rain.
"If All the Skies" by Henry Van Dyke
And splashed into a rain of spray,
And fretted on with daylight’s loss,
Because so many bluebells lay
Leaning across.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
"How sad," he said, and dropped a tear
Splash on the cabin roof,
"That we are dry, while he is there
Without a waterproof.
"Of The Dangers Attending Altruism On The High Seas." by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Now what should I do in this place
But sit and count the chimes,
And splash cold water on my face
And spoil a page with rhymes?
"A Well-Worn Story" by Dorothy Parker
Of eyes, my dear children,
Yours are not the first,
Through whose teary lashes,
In soft, pitying splashes,
The warm drops have burst
"The Babes In The Wood" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Splash News Posted on May 12, 2010 @ 18:38.
Splash News Posted on Jul 02, 2012 @ 11:46.
Splash Posted on Oct 08, 2012 @ 17:22.
Courtesy of Cango Wildlife Ranch/Splash News Posted on Mar 30, 2012 @ 20:07.
Courtesy of Cango Wildlife Ranch/Splash News Posted on Mar 30, 2012 @ 19:07.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont, will sponsor a free community event, "Summer Splash," on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule will splash down in the Pacific this morning.
Some people are happy with just a small, above-ground pool to splash around in.
Logano raced to his eighth Nationwide Series victory of the year Friday night, passing Brad Keselowski with eight laps to go after taking on two tires and a splash of gas.
Splash News Posted on Apr 07, 2011 @ 13:45.
Splash News Posted on May 11, 2012 @ 14:08.
Splash News Posted on Feb 27, 2012 @ 19:37.
Splash News Posted on Apr 22, 2011 @ 13:29.
Splash News Posted on Mar 12, 2011 @ 20:37.
Splash News Posted on Jul 09, 2012 @ 09:57.

In science:

The bases for this significant advance are the Splash 2 and Grape-4 pro jects, which represent leading developments in reconfigurable and special-purpose systems, respectively.
GRAPE-6: A Petaflops Prototype
Both effects are analogous to splash and mixing effects in water waves.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
This is qualitatively consistent with the ‘primary + splash model’ for the flow pattern of the NHS proposed by Rudnick & Anderson (1990).
A Radio through X-ray Study of the Hot Spots, Active Nucleus, and Environment of the Nearby FR II Radio Galaxy 3C 33
The modeled galaxies quickly use up the available gas and show a single splash of gas in flux to fuel the central starburst or AGN activity.
Galactic Bars in Cosmological Context
This is due to the splash-out from the jets themselves; the two regions with similar φ to the main jets also have more radiation - an effect that is more pronounced for the events with colour octet exchange.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders