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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
splash
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
splash guard
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
about
▪ This splashing about at least had several nice moments, with Anjali Bhimani as the lustful daughter Myrrha.
around
▪ You will see the park's tigers on hot days splashing around in their pool.
▪ McMurphy stopped splashing around like he had been.
▪ The acid rain was splashing around my feet, rapidly dissolving my boots.
down
▪ The sun splashed down in patterns of light and shade.
▪ He splashed down just four miles from the recovery carrier.
▪ The mist was heavy and noisy waterfalls splashed down through pipe thickets of green bamboo.
▪ At one-fifteen the float plane splashed down, settled on to its pontoons, and turned in toward the docks.
on
▪ She opened her mouth, but spat out the sweet and sour liquid which splashed on to her tongue.
▪ The aromatic waters can be used in the same way as commercial products - splashed on after a bath or shower.
▪ Her hand shook and she guiltily rubbed away a few drops that splashed on to the quarry-tiled floor with a soft-soled slipper.
▪ A tear splashed on to one of the coarse red hands.
▪ He lost his hold on the bag and a slew of rice and chicken and ochre sauce splashed on to the carpet.
out
▪ I never had a sense of abundance, of being able to splash out and enjoy myself.
▪ Its entire cargo of milk splashed out of the tank cars willy-nilly and mixed ill puddles on the rain-sodden ground.
▪ The steamy yellow gruel in the bucket splashed out on to the kitchen floor.
▪ Maybe so, but he splashes out when he gets there.
▪ The blood had splashed out, drenching their clothes.
▪ Especially if you've splashed out on security devices.
▪ And, thankfully, many can afford to splash out a little on treats and luxuries.
over
▪ I wait until it fills itself and then I swat it, the blood splashing over my hand.
▪ It splashes over into everything the person does.
▪ Unfortunately another pupil came in, turned on the dryer and the acid splashed over his face, causing a scar.
▪ The story was splashed over the front page, elbowing aside the arms talks and the council scandal.
▪ Mossy boulders, strangely twisting tree roots and little streams splashing over stones are my delight.
■ NOUN
face
▪ Finish this treatment by splashing your face with cool water to remove wastes accumulated on the surface of the skin.
▪ He laid her down and splashed water on her face.
▪ They are capable of aiming accurately enough to splash a man's face from a distance of 6 feet.
▪ Unfortunately another pupil came in, turned on the dryer and the acid splashed over his face, causing a scar.
▪ She went into the bathroom along the landing and splashed her face with cool water.
▪ She went over to the sink and splashed her face with cold water over and over again.
▪ I splashed more over my face.
puddle
▪ Then he switched on the torch and splashed through the puddle in the concrete to the shed.
▪ Without exchanging a word we lengthened our strides, splashing through puddles, and made for the door.
▪ Rain joined him in the doorway but there was no time to speak before Cobalt splashed through the puddle to them.
▪ Their feet were splashing now through deep puddles, and still the rain came down.
▪ She ran up the drive, head down, splashing through the puddles, fumbling in her pocket for her keys.
water
▪ Then she raised one foot and brought it down with a smack on the water, splashing him, and laughed.
▪ From her piggyback vantage point she heard dry reeds whisper and water splash.
▪ The glass came apart like water splashing, and the nurse threw her hands to her ears.
▪ He fetched water and splashed it over the twitching boy.
▪ The toilet flushed. Water splashed.
▪ Rinsing her hands with cold water, she splashed some on her face.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A motorcycle sped past, splashing all the spectators with mud.
▪ He knocked over her cup and splashed coffee all over her new dress.
▪ Maggie watched the children splash around in the pool.
▪ The kids were playing around in the pool, splashing each other.
▪ The waterfall cascaded over the rocks and splashed into a pool at the bottom.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Behind it the last bear splashed through the water.
▪ It was splashed all over the shops!
▪ McMurphy stopped splashing around like he had been.
▪ Men were floundering about, splashing, yelling and cursing, whilst horses were dragged screaming to their deaths by the guns.
▪ Then I splashed out and got my first Alembic - cost me £890 in 1980, serious cash.
▪ They were splashed with blood from Parker's eye.
▪ Water poured through the guttering and splashed noisily from the eaves.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
big
▪ But it wasn't the big splash feared by locals living along the shores of the lake.
▪ Small blips can make big splashes, and big blips no splashes.
▪ Making a big splash It's easy when you have got the right toys ... Few children can resist playing with water.
▪ Small blips can make big splashes, and big blips no splashes.
■ VERB
hear
▪ A moment later we heard a splash and a squeal, more splashing, a flutter of duck, whoops of delight.
▪ He heard the car splash in and the doors slam.
▪ The boy heard angry; powerful splashes.
▪ Sometimes you heard a soft splash as a fish jumped for one of the swarming insects.
▪ A few minutes later I heard the splash of oars, and a rowing boat came into view manned by three crewmen.
▪ Then she lowered it until she heard a splash and the rope went slack.
▪ Nell Anderson heard the splash as her raft went in, felt the five metre line slacken - then everything went wrong.
make
▪ You could always make a splash at your local pool.
▪ But woe betide you if you make your splash with a financial killing or by getting a huge advance.
▪ But Apple is going to make the loudest splash.
▪ He liked Washington, where his brother had made such a splash before the war.
▪ He was going to make a splash the nature of which was still to be determined.
▪ Small blips can make big splashes, and big blips no splashes.
▪ How could such a one as Hatton restrain himself from making a splash?
▪ To make a splash in this town it takes a revolutionary concept or a multimillion-dollar decor.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Ashlee fell into the river with a loud splash.
▪ I heard the splash of oars in the water.
▪ Judging from the shouts and splashes coming from the pool, everyone was having a lot of fun.
▪ Then add just a splash of lemon.
▪ There was a splash behind the boat as a large silver fish jumped out of the water.
▪ There were splashes of paint all over my clothes.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A moment later we heard a splash and a squeal, more splashing, a flutter of duck, whoops of delight.
▪ Between the bed and the door, a splash of red and white on the room's ochre.
▪ Not so much as a splash or even his oddly deformed head above the water.
▪ Rays of afternoon light poured through the stained glass windows, drenching the sanctuary with splashes of color.
▪ Then he shot his legs up into the sky and slid down without a splash.
▪ This was like a splash of ice water right in my face.
▪ White splashes of paint on the bottles indicated which way up they should be binned after delivery from the wine merchant.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Splash

Splash \Splash\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Splashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Splashing.] [Akin to plash.]

  1. To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash.

  2. To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.

Splash

Splash \Splash\, v. i. To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.

Splash

Splash \Splash\, n.

  1. 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.

  2. A noise made by striking upon or in a liquid.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
splash

1715 (intransitive); 1722 (transitive), probably an alteration of plash with an intensive s-. Related: Splashed; splashing. Splash-board attested from 1826. Splash-down (n.) in the spacecraft sense is attested from 1961.

splash

1736, "water or liquid thrown upon anything," from splash (v.). Meaning "striking or ostentatious display" is first attested 1804. Sense of "small quantity of soda water, etc., added to a drink" is from 1922. Of color or light, 1832.

Wiktionary
splash

n. 1 (context onomatopoeia English) The sound made by an object hitting a liquid. 2 A small amount of liquid. 3 A small amount (of color). 4 A mark or stain made from a small amount of liquid. 5 An impact or impression. 6 (cx computing informal English) splash screen vb. 1 To hit or agitate liquid so that part of it separates from the principal liquid mass. 2 To disperse a fluid suddenly; to splatter. 3 (context transitive English) to hit or expel liquid at 4 To create an impact or impression; to print, post or publicize prominently. 5 (context transitive English) To spend (money) 6 To launch a ship.

WordNet
splash
  1. n. the sound like water splashing [syn: plash]

  2. a small quantity of something moist or soft; "a dab of paint"; "a splatter of mud" [syn: dab, splatter]

  3. the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn: spatter, spattering, splashing, splattering]

  4. the act of scattering water about haphazardly [syn: splashing]

  5. v. cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her" [syn: sprinkle, splosh]

  6. walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow" [syn: squelch, squish, splosh, slosh, slop]

  7. dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter, plash, splosh, swash]

  8. mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture; cause to appear splashed or spattered; "The mountain was splashed with snow"

  9. make a splashing sound; "water was splashing on the floor" [syn: splosh, slosh, slush]

  10. soil or stain with a splashed liquid

  11. strike and dash about in a liquid; "The boys splashed around in the pool"

Wikipedia
Splash (film)

Splash is a 1984 American fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Ron Howard, written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, and starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, and Dody Goodman. The film involves a young man who falls in love with a mysterious woman who is secretly a mermaid. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. The original music score was composed by Lee Holdridge.

The film is notable for being the first film released by the Walt Disney Studios' Touchstone Pictures label, which had been created that same year in an effort to release films targeted at adult audiences, with mature content not appropriate for the studio's flagship Walt Disney Pictures banner. Splash had received a PG-rating for including some profanity and brief nudity.

Splash (fluid mechanics)

In fluid mechanics, a splash is a sudden disturbance to the otherwise quiescent free surface of a liquid (usually water). The disturbance is typically caused by a solid object suddenly hitting the surface, although splashes can occur in which moving liquid supplies the energy. This use of the word is onomatopoeic. Splash also happens when a liquid droplet impacts on a liquid or a solid surface. In this case, a symmetric corona is usually formed as shown in Harold Edgerton's famous milk splash photography. Historically, Worthington (1908) was the first one who systematically investigated the splash dynamics using photographs.

Splashes are characterized by transient ballistic flow, and are governed by the Reynolds number and the Weber number. In the image of a brick splashing into water to the right, one can identify freely moving airborne water droplets, a phenomenon typical of high Reynolds number flows; the intricate non-spherical shapes of the droplets show that the Weber number is high. Also seen are entrained bubbles in the body of the water, and an expanding ring of disturbance propagating away from the impact site.

Small scale splashes in which a droplet of liquid hits a free surface can produce symmetric forms that resemble a coronet; milk is often used as it is opaque.

Sand is said to splash if hit sufficiently hard (see dry quicksand) and sometimes the impact of a meteorite is referred to as splashing, if small bits of ejecta are formed.

Physicist Lei Xu and coworkers at the University of Chicago discovered that the splash due to the impact of a small drop of ethanol onto a dry solid surface could be suppressed by reducing the pressure below a specific threshold. For drops of diameter 3.4 mm falling through air, this pressure was about 20 kilopascals, or 0.2 atmosphere.

Splash

Splash or Splash! or The Splash may refer to:

Splash (German band)

Splash was a dance music duo who had a top ten club hit with "I Need Rhythm" G. Cope, M. Cope in 1990 1. Splash were signed to WEA records and released one further album "Just A Party" which included a cover of the Mantronix hit "Got To Have Your Love".

Splash (dinghy)

The Splash Dinghy is 3.5 m in length and all boats are identical, thus, as is typical in One-Design classes, the sailor's ability rather than equipment is emphasised fleet racing. The boats employ an un-stayed mono rig with a sail area of 6.3 m2, which makes the class easy to handle by sailors ranging from 45 to 80 kg. This, combined with the low hull weight of 55 kg, allow the class to serve as a stepping stone between the Optimist Dinghy and boats such as the Laser Radial, suiting Sailors in the age range from 13 to 21 years.

Competitions are held at club, national and international level. In New Zealand, UK, Netherlands, Sweden, and many other countries in Europe, the National Splash Associations arrange many events during the season, ranging from the traveller's ranking series, training camps, coaching, national champs, and world selection trials.

New boats cost around EURO 4500, but second hand boats are considerably cheaper and some clubs have schemes whereby sailors can charter boats until they decide to continue with the class. The splash is capable of speeds of over 10 knots on a broad reach, and has performance very similar to Laser 4.7 - its Portsmouth Yardstick is 1184, slightly higher than the Laser 4.7. It is similar in appearance to a Laser hull but is shorter and wider and has a vertical bow.

Splash (Freddie Hubbard album)

Splash is a studio album by jazz musician Freddie Hubbard released in 1981 on the Fantasy label which features performances by Hubbard with several R&B/soul session musicians.

Splash (Sub Focus song)

"Splash" is the fourth single from drum and bass artist Sub Focus to be released from his self-titled debut album Sub Focus. The single features vocals from British singer Coco and managed to reach number 41 in the UK Singles Chart upon release. The song is featured in the soundtrack to the video game F1 2010.

SPLASH (conference)

SPLASH is a programming language-related conference held since 2011, sponsored by the SIGPLAN special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Its name is an acronym for Systems, Programming, Languages, and Applications: Software for Humanity. SPLASH is an umbrella conference for two longstanding conferences, OOPSLA and Onward! which are now tracks of SPLASH.

SPLASH conferences held so far have been:

  • Sparks, Nevada, October 17-21, 2010
  • Portland, Oregon, October 22-27, 2011
  • Tucson, Arizona, October 19-25, 2012
  • Indianapolis, Indiana, October 26-31, 2013
  • Portland, Oregon, October 20-24, 2014
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 25-30, 2015

Upcoming SPLASH conferences:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 30 - November 4, 2016
Splash (Sonia & Disappear Fear album)

Splash is a retrospective album by the American folk band Sonia & Disappear Fear, released on January 16, 2009 by Sonia's own Disappear Records label and Rounder/Philo Records. The album is composed of songs from Sonia's solo career as well as the earlier incarnation of her band, simply known as Disappear Fear.

Splash (Fashion)

Splash is Middle East’s largest fashion retailer and part of the Landmark Group,one of the biggest retail conglomerates in the Middle East and India. Founded in 1993 as a single-brand store in Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates, Splash has grown to over 200 stores and 50 brand stores across 13 countries in the India, Middle East, Pakistan, Tanzania and Libya. Its sister groups are Lifestyle Stores and Home Centre Stores. Esha Gupta is the Brand Ambassador of Splash Fashion India.

Splash (U.S. TV series)

Splash was an American reality competition series broadcast on ABC, based on the Celebrity Splash! format created by Dutch company Eyeworks. It aired from March 19 to May 7, 2013. Steve Foley and David Boudia were judges while Greg Louganis mentored the competitors.

Splash (South Korean TV series)

Splash (; tag lined Star Diving Show is a short-lived South Korean reality television series produced by SM C&C and broadcast in 2013 on MBC, based on the Celebrity Splash! format created by Dutch company Eyeworks. The show was pre-recorded. After four episodes, the show was cancelled after several celebrities were injured.

Splash (Japanese band)

is a dance and vocal girl group created by MORADO COMPANY. Consisting of girls of elementary and junior high school students in Japan. It is used as the activity aimed at community interaction and contribution to the slogan "Tohoku sources unit".

Splash (website)

Splash is an online event management service. Covering product launches, birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events, Splash facilitates planning, invitations, and RSVPs with attention paid to "post event events" with portals for photos and videos. Powered by One Clipboard, Splash launched in February 2012 in New York by co-founders Ben Hindman and Brett Boskoff. Splash entered into the ticketing market in January 2013. In 2013, Splash facilitated 200 South by Southwest events, the Google Glass Tour and Vevo's Halloween Costume Party.

Splash (Flow album)

Splash!!! is Flow's first studio album. The release has two editions: regular and limited. The limited edition includes a bonus DVD. It reached #2 on the Oricon charts and charted for 18 weeks.

Splash (South African band)

Splash were a Soweto township band of the 1980s. In 1980 two members, Radebe and Charles, were arrested and imprisoned for performing "A Tribute to Martyrs" and "Freedom to Mandela", Nelson Mandela.

Splash (Jeremy Jay album)

Splash is the third album by Jeremy Jay, released by K Records. It was recorded during the summer of 2009 in London at Fortress Studio after six weeks of touring.

The album was released on vinyl and cd via the K Records website. "Just Dial My Number" was released on vinyl 7" inch 45 RPM.

Splash (Satomi Fukunaga album)

Splash (stylized as SPLASH) is the first studio album by Japanese singer Satomi Fukunaga. It was released on November 14, 1986 through Canyon Records.

Usage examples of "splash".

And saw a stream of animals, hoofed, padded, clawed and dashing, splashing through the ponds for Various Aquatic Birds, setting the night aflight - all of them making for the rear gate that opened to the Tiroler Garten.

The fountain erupted from the agate pool and splashed Lelila from the top of her head to the ends of her hair.

A number of other, similar beings moved leisurely in the pools, splashing the shallow water on their skins or burrowing down into the agates till only their eyes and trunk-ends showed.

Spilled coals were scattered across the paving slabs and atop the rumpled velvet, burning holes in the rich pile, and the glass alembic was now a jagged splash of greenish shards.

Rostov threw his cloak over his shoulders, shouted to Lavrushka to follow with the things, and- now slipping in the mud, now splashing right through it- set off with Ilyin in the lessening rain and the darkness that was occasionally rent by distant lightning.

Drops landed in the aquarium, splashed, and marked the front of his shirt with further droplets.

The stench of tar, the creak of timbers, the splash of the swell of an ice-cold sea, the incessant rocking all told him he was still a prisoner on the Azhkendi vessel, sailing ever farther away from Astasia by the hour.

In Bradwell, Jane returned to her day school after the Easter holiday, Gerald continued to regard me with mute adoration, and spring flowers and shrubs began to bring great splashes of color to the green and brown gardens of Silverwood, first the daffodils, then the tulips, the aubrietia tumbling over dwarf walls, and the camellias with great blossoms of pink and red.

As his blows avulsed her scalp, her blood had splashed the pews, yet she had staggered onward, until at last she stumbled to her knees, conquered at his feet.

The bakery now is its own room next to the main kitchen, and there are windows and an outside door and industrial-strength fans, but in July and August pretty much everyone but me has to get out of there and splash water on themselves and have a sit-down.

The water splashed down his legs to his hooves and flowed on out of the baobab tree, tapering off as its volume diminished.

What splashed down through the aquamarine depths appeared to be a slender Hawaiian girl, clad in a bikini of water lilies.

Then he started running, slo-mo steps through the water, thrashing and splashing as the Blimp closed in.

Downstream from him, Cocke and Bonham would splash across Bull Run, using the fords in front of them, and attack.

Let the fliers watch fuel economy and not botch their navigation, and there would be no splashes.