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


1 interlace the shoots of; "pleach a hedge" [syn: pleach]
2 dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter, splash, splosh, swash]

User Contributed Dictionary



Possibly from plashe (puddle), from plæsc. Compare the German platschen.



  1. A small pool of standing water; a puddle.
  2. A splash, or the sound made by a splash.


  1. To splash.
  2. To cause a splash.


to splash

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Extensive Definition

From the Plash homepage
Plash is a system for sandboxing GNU/Linux programs. Plash's aim is to protect you from the programs you run by letting you run them with the minimum authority and privileges they need do do their job -- this is the Principle of Least Authority (POLA). Plash can run programs in a secure, restricted execution environment with access to a limited subset of your files.
Plash is geared towards granting authority dynamically. Sandboxes are lightweight and can be created for each instance of a program. A sandboxed program can be given additional rights at runtime via the FilePowerbox GUI.
Plash has been cited as an implementation of a powerbox on the GNU Hurd wiki and by the google-caja project

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

artificial lake, babble, bayou lake, brash, bubble, burble, burst of rain, cistern, cloudburst, dam, dead water, deluge, dike, douse, downfall, downflow, downpour, drencher, etang, farm pond, fishpond, flood, foam, freshwater lake, froth, glacial lake, guggle, gurgle, gushing rain, heavy rain, inland sea, lagoon, laguna, lake, lakelet, landlocked water, lap, lapping, linn, loch, lough, mere, millpond, millpool, nyanza, oxbow lake, pond, pondlet, pool, pour, puddle, purl, rainburst, rainspout, rainstorm, reservoir, ripple, salina, salt pond, scud, shower, slop, slosh, soaker, soaking rain, sparge, spate, spatter, spindrift, splash, splatter, splosh, splurge, spout, spray, sprinkle, spume, spurtle, stagnant water, standing water, still water, sump, swash, swish, tank, tarn, tidal pond, torrent of rain, trill, volcanic lake, wash, washing, water hole, water pocket, waterspout, well
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