Definitions of split

  1. To burst; to burst with laughter; to be dashed to pieces.
  2. To divide lengthwise; rend or tear apart violently; to divide or break up into parts or sides, as a political party.
  3. To divide lengthwise; tear asunder; rend; separate.
  4. To cleave lengthwise: to tear asunder violently: to divide: to throw into discord.
  5. To cleave lengthwise; rend asunder; divide.
  6. To divide or part asunder: to be dashed to pieces:- pr. p. splitting; pa. t. and pa. p. split.
  7. To part asunder; crack.
  8. break open or apart suddenly; " The bubble burst"
  9. 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"
  10. To divide lengthwise; to rive; to cleave; to rend; to divide; to break into discord; to strain and pain with laughter.
  11. 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.
  12. Splitting.
  13. ( 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"
  14. a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
  15. an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
  16. a lengthwise crack in wood; " he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
  17. a bottle containing half the usual amount
  18. Any of the dents of a reed.
  19. Any of the air currents in a mine formed by dividing a larger current.
  20. 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.
  21. Any of the three or four strips into which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of work; - usually in pl.
  22. Short for shot or stroke.
  23. 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.
  24. A rent or crack; division or separation, as in a political party; rupture.
  25. A crack or rent lengthwise.
  26. Cleft; division.
  27. The act or result of splitting; a fissure; rupture; schism.
  28. A crack, rent, or longitudinal fissure; a breach or separation.
  29. A rent; a crack; a fissure or crack lengthwise; a breach or division in a party.
  30. 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"
  31. ( especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; " we bought split logs for the fireplace"
  32. a promised or claimed share of loot or money; " he demanded his split before they disbanded"
  33. go one's own away; move apart; " The friends separated after the party"
  34. 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"
  35. having a long rip or tear; " a split lip"
  36. being divided or separated; " split between love and hate"
  37. Short for Split shot or stroke.
  38. Designating ordinary stock that has been divided into preferred ordinary and deferred ordinary.
  39. 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.
  40. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.
  41. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political party; to disunite.
  42. To divide or separate into components; -- often used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and carbonic acid.
  43. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split by the freezing of water in them.
  44. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.
  45. To separate into parties or factions.
  46. To burst with laughter.
  47. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
  48. to divide one hand of blackjack into two hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player have the same value.
  49. A crack, or longitudinal fissure.
  50. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a division.
  51. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a splinter; a fragment.
  52. Specif ( Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Divided; cleft.
  56. Divided deeply; cleft.
  57. 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.
  58. Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in eighths being regular; as, 10 is a split quotation.
  59. Divided. To split on a rock, to err fatally.
  60. Split.