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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. of Split
  29. 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.
  30. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
  31. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.
  32. To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.
  33. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.
  34. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
  35. To separate into parties or factions.
  36. To burst with laughter.
  37. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  38. to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value.
  39. A crack, or longitudinal fissure.
  40. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  41. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  42. Specif ( Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  43. A division of a stake happening when two cards of the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same turn.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Divided; cleft.
  47. Divided deeply; cleft.
  48. Any of the three or four strips into which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of work; - usually in pl.
  49. Short for shot or stroke.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in eighths being regular; as, 10 is a split quotation.
  53. To divide lengthwise; rend or tear apart violently; to divide or break up into parts or sides, as a political party.
  54. A rent or crack; division or separation, as in a political party; rupture.
  55. Split.
  56. Splitting.
  57. To cleave lengthwise: to tear asunder violently: to divide: to throw into discord.
  58. To divide or part asunder: to be dashed to pieces:- pr. p. splitting; pa. t. and pa. p. split.
  59. A crack or rent lengthwise.
  60. Cleft; division.
  61. To cleave lengthwise; rend asunder; divide.
  62. To part asunder; crack.
  63. To divide lengthwise; tear asunder; rend; separate.
  64. The act or result of splitting; a fissure; rupture; schism.
  65. Divided. To split on a rock, to err fatally.
  66. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure; a breach or separation.
  67. To divide lengthwise; to rive; to cleave; to rend; to divide; to break into discord; to strain and pain with laughter.
  68. To burst; to burst with laughter; to be dashed to pieces.
  69. 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.
  70. A rent; a crack; a fissure or crack lengthwise; a breach or division in a party.
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Quotes of split

  1. In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal. – Jacques Barzun
  2. My mother was the prettiest woman in the town. He was a bit older than her. They made me. And he split – Pierce Brosnan
  3. When we could split the screen, it was like 'Wow!'. – Sid Caesar
  4. I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100 -foot split -cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Don't recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100 -square -foot back porch. Again, don't recommend doing it alone. – Jeffrey Donovan
  5. Any time the country is split 50/50, the leader is wrong. – Charles Evers
  6. I think there's a tremendous split between people who've been through a war and people who haven't. – Antonia Fraser
  7. I went to Princeton from Amherst, where I split my interests between mathematics and philosophy. – Stephen Cole Kleene
  8. It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel. – David Leavitt
  9. I think she has more gospel style than I do. I think I'm more, umm, you know mainstream I guess. I don't know if we split the vote. That could be possible but I don't think we are the same at all. – LaToya London
  10. Phil has always been a fighter. He was getting in fights all the time. I told him that if he ever hit me then I would leave the band. He wanted to find out if I was telling him the truth. He hit me so I left and that is how UFO split up. – Michael Schenker
  11. In the split second from the time the ball leaves the pitcher's hand until it reaches the plate you have to think about your stride, your hip action, your wrist action, determine how much, if any the ball is going to break and then decide whether to swing at it. – Duke Snider
  12. I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species. – Carrie P. Snow
  13. Having loved the Stones all the time I was growing up, I wasn't about to see them go and split up. It got very close to it in the 80s, when Mick thought that Keith hated him and vice versa. – Ron Wood

Usage examples for split

  1. I used to stand there and laugh fit to split – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  2. Itak's dark face split in a wide smile. – The Return of Tharn by Howard Carleton Browne
  3. Beware of those men and the gleam of the split pupiled stare. – This Simian World by Clarence Day Jr.
  4. A thousand lights seemed suddenly to split the darkness. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  5. " Why, at Split Rock, of course," said Grant promptly. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Here comes Mr. Left Split now. – Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
  9. This alarming counsel split the air. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  10. I looked where they was lookin', and here, a- comin' lickety- split was the sheriff! – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  11. I noticed how no man has said a word about how we split what we found." – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  12. Let others have their heads split or their bodies broken. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  13. 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
  14. " Now we'll pool our money," said the colonel, " and split three ways. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  15. " He'll split if he goes on," said Thomas anxiously. – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  16. You would not have been, if one of our own men hadn't split on you. – Frank on a Gun-Boat by Harry Castlemon
  17. Well, we have split the law trust and he goes across the square to open a new office. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. 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
  19. " At any rate they've had a split said Porter. – The Willoughby Captains by Talbot Baines Reed
  20. 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

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