Synonyms for splay

Synonyms for (noun) splay

Synonyms: splay

Definition: an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger

Similar words: bevel, cant, chamfer

Definition: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

Synonyms for (verb) splay

Synonyms: splay, slip, luxate, dislocate

Definition: move out of position

Usage: dislocate joints; the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: rotate, splay, spread out, turn out

Definition: turn outward

Usage: These birds can splay out their toes; ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs


Synonyms: splay

Definition: spread open or apart

Usage: He splayed his huge hands over the table

Similar words: spread, spread out, unfold, open

Definition: spread out or open from a closed or folded state

Usage: open the map; spread your arms

Synonyms for (adjective) splay

Synonyms: splay

Definition: turned outward in an ungainly manner

Usage: splay knees

Similar words: splayfoot, splayfooted

Definition: having feet that turn outward