English dictionary

Hint: Click 'Bookmark' to add this page to your favorites.

English noun: splash

1. splash (event) the sound like water splashing


Broader (hypernym)noise

Narrower (hyponym)splat

2. splash (state) a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

SamplesHe made a great splash and then disappeared.


Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

3. splash (quantity) a small quantity of something moist or liquid

SamplesA dab of paint.
A splatter of mud.
Just a splash of whiskey.

Synonymsdab, splatter

Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

4. splash (attribute) a patch of bright color

SamplesHer red hat gave her outfit a splash of color.

Broader (hypernym)dapple, fleck, maculation, patch, speckle, spot

5. splash (act) the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface

Synonymsspatter, spattering, splashing, splattering

Broader (hypernym)painting

6. splash (act) the act of scattering water about haphazardly


Broader (hypernym)wetting

English verb: splash

1. splash (contact) cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

SamplesShe splashed the water around her.

Synonymssplosh, sprinkle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Narrower (hyponym)drizzle, moisten, salt

2. splash (motion) walk through mud or mire

SamplesWe had to splosh across the wet meadow.

Synonymsslop, slosh, splosh, squelch, squish

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)footslog, pad, plod, slog, tramp, trudge

3. splash (contact) dash a liquid upon or against

SamplesThe mother splashed the baby's face with water.

Synonymsplash, spatter, splatter, splosh, swash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something with something

Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

Narrower (hyponym)puddle, slosh, slosh around, slush, slush around

4. splash (contact) mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered

SamplesThe mountain was splashed with snow.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, overlay

5. splash (perception) make a splashing sound

SamplesWater was splashing on the floor.

Synonymsslosh, slush, splosh

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, sound

6. splash (contact) soil or stain with a splashed liquid

ExamplesThey splash the bread with melted butter

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil

7. splash (contact) strike and dash about in a liquid

SamplesThe boys splashed around in the pool.

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)swatter

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2018 onlineordbog.dk