Picture for riftThe word ‘Rift’ is a noun and refers to an opening or cleft or split in something. Alternatively Rift also means a break in friendly relations.
The origin of this word can be traced back to 1262 and has been derived from Old Norse ript.

Pronunciation: rift

Meanings of Rift

1. An open space or a clear interval.
2. A personal or social separation.

Master’s Tip to Learn Rift

The word ‘Rift’ sounds close to ‘cleft’ which means exactly same as rift that is a split or opening.

Sentence examples for Rift:

1. The rift between them has been attributed to their financial dealings.
2. Scientists are studying the Mid-Atlantic Rift.