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Definitions of split

  1. break open or apart suddenly; " The bubble burst"
  2. discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; " The business partners broke over a tax question"; " The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; " My friend and I split up"
  3. separate into parts or portions; " divide the cake into three equal parts"; " The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
  4. separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; " cleave the bone"
  5. having been divided; having the unity destroyed; " 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"
  6. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; " he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
  7. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; " there was a rip in his pants"
  8. division of a group into opposing factions; " another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
  9. extending the legs at right angles to the trunks ( one in front and the other in back)
  10. an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; " they announced a two- for- one split of the common stock"
  11. ( tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl; " he was winning until he got a split in the tenth frame"
  12. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
  13. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
  14. a lengthwise crack in wood; " he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
  15. a bottle containing half the usual amount
  16. ( especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; " we bought split logs for the fireplace"
  17. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; " there was a rip in his pants"; " she had snags in her stockings"
  18. a promised or claimed share of loot or money; " he demanded his split before they disbanded"
  19. go one's own away; move apart; " The friends separated after the party"
  20. broken or burst apart longitudinally; " after the thunderstorm we found a tree with a split trunk"; " they tore big juicy chunks from the heart of the split watermelon"
  21. having a long rip or tear; " a split lip"
  22. being divided or separated; " split between love and hate"
  23. Any of the dents of a reed.
  24. Any of the air currents in a mine formed by dividing a larger current.
  25. Short for Split shot or stroke.
  26. The feat of going down to the floor so that the legs extend in a straight line, either with one on each side or with one in front and the other behind.
  27. Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary.
  28. To divide lengthwise; to separate from end to end, esp. by force; to divide in the direction of the grain layers; to rive; to cleave; as, to split a piece of timber or a board; to split a gem; to split a sheepskin.
  29. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
  30. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.
  31. To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.
  32. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.
  33. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
  34. To separate into parties or factions.
  35. To burst with laughter.
  36. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  37. to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value.
  38. A crack, or longitudinal fissure.
  39. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  40. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  41. Specif ( Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  42. the substitution of more than one share of a corporation's stock for one share. The market price of the stock usually drops in proportion to the increase in outstanding shares of stock. The split may be in any ratio, as a two- for- one split; a three- for- two split.
  43. the division by a player of one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value; the player is usually obliged to increase the amount wagered by placing a sum equal to the original bet on the new hand thus created.
  44. Divided; cleft.
  45. Divided deeply; cleft.
  46. Any of the three or four strips into which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of work; - usually in pl.
  47. Short for shot or stroke.
  48. A small bottle ( containing about half a pint) of some drink; - so called as containing half the quantity of the customary smaller commercial size of bottle; also, a drink of half the usual quantity; a half glass.
  49. Divided so as to be done or executed part at one time or price and part at another time or price; - said of an order, sale, etc.
  50. Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in eighths being regular; as, 10 is a split quotation.
  51. To divide lengthwise; rend or tear apart violently; to divide or break up into parts or sides, as a political party.
  52. A rent or crack; division or separation, as in a political party; rupture.
  53. Split.
  54. Splitting.
  55. To cleave lengthwise: to tear asunder violently: to divide: to throw into discord.
  56. To divide or part asunder: to be dashed to pieces:- pr. p. splitting; pa. t. and pa. p. split.
  57. A crack or rent lengthwise.
  58. Cleft; division.
  59. To cleave lengthwise; rend asunder; divide.
  60. To part asunder; crack.
  61. To divide lengthwise; tear asunder; rend; separate.
  62. The act or result of splitting; a fissure; rupture; schism.
  63. Divided. To split on a rock, to err fatally.
  64. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure; a breach or separation.
  65. To divide lengthwise; to rive; to cleave; to rend; to divide; to break into discord; to strain and pain with laughter.
  66. To burst; to burst with laughter; to be dashed to pieces.
  67. To divide or separate lengthwise; to rive; to rend; to throw into discord, as a party; to burst or part asunder; to be broken, as a ship.
  68. A rent; a crack; a fissure or crack lengthwise; a breach or division in a party.
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Usage examples for split

  1. I looked where they was lookin', and here, a- comin' lickety- split, was the sheriff! – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  2. Simmons had at present split only on himself; but the women were evidently in love with Little; said he was their only friend; and he, Tucker, foresaw that, with their co- operation, Simmons would be turned inside out by Little before he died. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  3. Those we could not eat fresh we split open and dried in the sun, and they thus served us for food for several days. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. Let others have their heads split or their bodies broken. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  5. If a man dies, his share will be split among the rest, instead of being stolen by someone else or lost because it was hidden too well. – Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Gordon Randall Garrett
  6. A thousand lights seemed suddenly to split the darkness. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  7. " Why, at Split Rock, of course," said Grant promptly. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  8. " At any rate they've had a split," said Porter. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  9. Well, we have split the law trust and he goes across the square to open a new office. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  10. When I left 'em Jake was holding a split- second watch on the waiter he'd just given an order to. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  11. " Now we'll pool our money," said the colonel, " and split three ways. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  12. I used to stand there and laugh fit to split. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  13. Here comes Mr. Left Split now. – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  14. This alarming counsel split the air. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  15. " He'll split if he goes on," said Thomas anxiously. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  16. I noticed how no man has said a word about how we split what we found." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  17. You would not have been, if one of our own men hadn't split on you. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  18. Itak's dark face split in a wide smile. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  19. I ain't done nothin' but split myself a- laughin' ever since he come. – Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman by F. Hopkinson Smith
  20. Beware of those men and the gleam of the split- pupiled stare. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
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