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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fish-er]
    • /ˈfɪʃ ər/
    • /ˈfɪʃ.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fish-er]
    • /ˈfɪʃ ər/

Definitions of fissure word

  • noun fissure a narrow opening produced by cleavage or separation of parts. 1
  • noun fissure cleavage (def 1). 1
  • noun fissure Anatomy. a natural division or groove in an organ, as in the brain. 1
  • verb with object fissure to make fissures in; cleave; split. 1
  • verb without object fissure to open in fissures; become split. 1
  • noun fissure A long, narrow opening or line of breakage made by cracking or splitting, especially in rock or earth. 1

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Origin of fissure

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin fissūra cleaving, cleft, fissure, equivalent to fiss(us) divided (see fissi-) + -ūra -ure

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Parts of speech for Fissure


fissure popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for fissure

noun fissure

  • crevice — A crevice is a narrow crack or gap, especially in a rock.
  • cleavage — A woman's cleavage is the space between her breasts, especially the top part which you see if she is wearing a dress with a low neck.
  • cleft — A cleft in a rock or in the ground is a narrow opening in it.
  • hole — an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.
  • crack — If something hard cracks, or if you crack it, it becomes slightly damaged, with lines appearing on its surface.

verb fissure

  • unstop — to remove the stopper from: to unstop a bottle.
  • unclosed — not closed: an unclosed door.
  • open — not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate: to leave the windows open at night.
  • uncork — to draw the cork from.
  • unclose — to open or cause to open

Antonyms for fissure

noun fissure

  • closure — The closure of a place such as a business or factory is the permanent ending of the work or activity there.
  • solid — having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.

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