To propel or scatter (a fluid) about in flying masses. To scatter fluid onto in flying masses; wet, stain, or soil with flying fluid. To cause (something) to scatter fluid in flying masses: splashed their hands in the water. To make (one's way) with or by scattering of fluid. To apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to: a floral pattern that was splashed with pink; moonlight splashing the deserted courtyard. To display or publicize very noticeably: Their engagement was splashed all over the tabloids. To cause a fluid to scatter in flying masses: splashed about in the swimming pool. To fall into or move through fluid with this effect: We splashed through the waves. To move, spill, or fly about in scattered masses: Whipped cream splashed onto the counter. To produce a sound or sight associated with this effect. The act or sound of splashing: went for a splash in the lake; heard the splash of the fish being thrown back. A flying mass of fluid. A small amount, especially of a fluid: a splash of liqueur on the cake. A marking produced by or as if by scattered fluid: a splash of light. A great though often short-lived impression; a stir: a publicity splash. splash down To land in water. Used of a spacecraft or missile.