• (British) IPA: /splæʃ/, [splaʃ]
  • (America) IPA: /splæʃ/

splash (plural splashes)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The sound made by an object hitting a liquid.
    I heard a splash when the rock landed in the pond.
  2. A small amount of liquid.
    I felt a splash of rain, so I put up my hood.
    I felt a splash of water on my leg as the car drove into the nearby puddle.
  3. A small amount (of color).
    The painter put a splash of blue on the wall to make it more colorful
  4. A mark or stain made from a small amount of liquid.
    There was a visible splash on his pants after he went to the bathroom.
  5. An impact or impression.
    The new movie made quite a splash upon its release.
  6. (computing, informal) A splash screen.
    • 2008, Ron Carswell, Heidi Webb, Guide to Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and Virtual Server 2005
      When the splash appears with Please wait, wait for Windows to start configuration.
  7. (wrestling) A body press; a move where the wrestler jumps forward from a raised platform such as the top turnbuckle, landing stomach first across an opponent lying on the ground below.
  8. (dated) A cosmetic powder for the complexion.
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splash (splashes, present participle splashing; past and past participle splashed)

  1. To hit or agitate liquid so that part of it separates from the principal liquid mass.
    sit and splash in the bathtub
    • 1990 October 28, Paul Simon, “She Moves On”, The Rhythm of the Saints, Warner Bros.
      I know the reason I feel so blessed / My heart still splashes inside my chest
  2. To disperse a fluid suddenly; to splatter.
    water splashed everywhere
  3. (transitive) to hit or expel liquid at
    The children were splashing each other playfully in the sea.
    When she comes in the door, splash her with perfume.
  4. To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently.
    The headline was splashed across newspapers everywhere.
  5. (transitive) To spend (money)
    After pay day I can afford to splash some cash and buy myself a motorbike.
  6. To launch a ship.
    • 1999 David M. Kennedy, "Victory at Sea", Atlantic Monthly, March 1999:
      In the two years following Midway, Japanese shipyards managed to splash only six additional fleet carriers. The United States in the same period added seventeen, along with ten medium carriers and eighty-six escort carriers.
  7. (transitive, MLE) To stab (a person), causing them to bleed.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: espalhar
  • Russian: плеска́ть
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