Meaning of splash

splash

Pronunciation: (splash), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter: Don't splash her dress!
  2. to fall upon (something) in scattered masses or particles, as a liquid does.
  3. to cause to appear spattered.
  4. to dash (water, mud, etc.) about in scattered masses or particles.
  5. to make (one's way) with splashing: He splashed his way across the pool.
  6. to move (logs) by releasing a body of water from a splash dam.
—v.i.
  1. to dash a liquid or semiliquid substance about.
  2. to fall, move, or strike with a splash or splashes.
  3. (of liquid) to dash with force in scattered masses or particles.
—n.
  1. the act of splashing.
  2. the sound of splashing.
  3. a quantity of some liquid or semiliquid substance splashed upon or in a thing.
  4. a spot caused by something splashed.
  5. a patch, as of color or light.
    1. the act of splashing logs.
    2. water released, as from a splash dam, for splashing logs.
  6. a striking show or impression.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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