Definitions for split

Definitions for (noun) split

Main entry: split, schism

Definition: division of a group into opposing factions

Usage: another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy

Main entry: rip, rent, split

Definition: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

Usage: he gave the envelope a vigorous rip

Main entry: split

Definition: extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)

Main entry: stock split, split, split up

Definition: an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity

Usage: they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock

Main entry: split

Definition: (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl

Usage: he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame

Main entry: split

Definition: a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts

Main entry: Split

Definition: an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea

Main entry: rip, rent, split, snag, tear

Definition: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

Usage: there was a rip in his pants; she had snags in her stockings

Main entry: split

Definition: a lengthwise crack in wood

Usage: he inserted the wedge into a split in the log

Main entry: split

Definition: a promised or claimed share of loot or money

Usage: he demanded his split before they disbanded

Main entry: split

Definition: a bottle containing half the usual amount

Definitions for (verb) split

Main entry: break open, burst, split

Definition: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Usage: The bubble burst

Main entry: rive, split, cleave

Definition: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

Usage: cleave the bone

Main entry: part, split, separate

Definition: go one's own way; move apart

Usage: The friends separated after the party

Main entry: part, separate, split, split up, break, break up

Definition: discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

Usage: The business partners broke over a tax question; The couple separated after 25 years of marriage; My friend and I split up

Main entry: dissever, divide, separate, split, split up, carve up

Definition: separate into parts or portions

Usage: divide the cake into three equal parts; The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

Definitions for (adj) split

Main entry: split

Definition: (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain

Usage: we bought split logs for the fireplace

Main entry: disconnected, disunited, split, fragmented

Definition: having been divided; having the unity destroyed

Usage: Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces-Samuel Lubell; a league of disunited nations- E.B.White; a fragmented coalition; a split group

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