|1.||[ noun ] a gap between cloud masses|
"the sun shone through a rift in the clouds"
|2.||[ noun ] a narrow fissure in rock|
|3.||[ noun ] a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)|
|Synonyms:||break breach severance falling_out rupture|
"they hoped to avoid a break in relations"
|Related terms:||separation sever|