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Yes. The word rift is a Scrabble US word. The word rift is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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4 letters words from 'rift'

FRIT 7RIFT 7

3 letters words from 'rift'

FIR 6FIT 6
RIF 6RIT 3

2 letters words from 'rift'

IF 5IT 2
TI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of rift

rift irft rfit frit ifrt firt ritf irtf rtif trif itrf tirf rfti frti rtfi trfi ftri tfri iftr fitr itfr tifr ftir tfir

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word rift. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in rift.

Definitions and meaning of rift

rift

Pronunciation

  • enPR: rĭft, IPA(key): /ɹɪft/
  • Rhymes: -ɪft

Etymology 1

Middle English rift, of North Germanic origin; akin to Danish rift, Norwegian Bokmål rift (breach), Old Norse rífa (to tear). More at rive.

Noun

rift (plural rifts)

  1. A chasm or fissure.
    My marriage is in trouble: the fight created a rift between us and we can't reconnect.
    The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth's surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
  2. A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Vintage 1993, page 130:
      I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
  3. A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
Derived terms
  • rift valley
Translations

Verb

rift (third-person singular simple present rifts, present participle rifting, simple past and past participle rifted)

  1. (intransitive) To form a rift; to split open.
  2. (transitive) To cleave; to rive; to split.
    to rift an oak
    • to the dread rattling thunder / Have I given fire and rifted Jove's stout oak / With his own bolt
    • 1822, William Wordsworth, "A Jewish Family (in a small valley opposite St. Goar, upon the Rhine)" 9-11, [1]
      The Mother—her thou must have seen, / In spirit, ere she came / To dwell these rifted rocks between.
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre's Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter III, [2]
      he stopped rigid as one petrified and gazed through the rifted logs of the raft into the water.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse rypta.

Verb

rift (third-person singular simple present rifts, present participle rifting, simple past and past participle rifted)

  1. (obsolete outside Scotland and northern Britain) To belch.

Etymology 3

Verb

rift (obsolete)

  1. past participle of rive
    The mightie trunck halfe rent, with ragged rift
    Doth roll adowne the rocks, and fall with fearefull drift.

Anagrams

  • FTIR, frit

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From the verb rive

Noun

rift f or m (definite singular rifta or riften, indefinite plural rifter, definite plural riftene)

  1. a rip, tear (in fabric)
  2. a break (in the clouds)
  3. a scratch (on skin, paint)
  4. a rift (geology)

Derived terms

  • riftdal

References

  • “rift” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “rift” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From the verb rive or riva

Noun

rift f (definite singular rifta, indefinite plural rifter, definite plural riftene)

  1. a rip, tear (in fabric)
  2. a break (in the clouds)
  3. a scratch (on skin, paint)
  4. a rift (geology)

Derived terms

  • riftdal

References

  • “rift” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *riftą, *riftiją, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rebʰ- (to cover; arch over; vault). Cognate with Old High German peinrefta (legwear; leggings), Old Norse ript, ripti (a kind of cloth; linen jerkin).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /rift/

Noun

rift n (nominative plural rift)

  1. a veil; curtain; cloak

Related terms

  • rifte

Descendants

  • Middle English: rift

Scots

Etymology

From Old Norse rypta.

Verb

rift (third-person singular present rifts, present participle riftin, past riftit, past participle riftit)

  1. to belch, burp

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RIF, to dismiss from employment.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)