Definitions of splitting

  1. A chemical change whereby a complex body is converted into two or more simpler products by a rearrangement of its constituents; hydrolysis.
  2. Act of one who splits or divides.

Usage examples for splitting

  1. While the door remained open a sound floated in, which they all heard- an ear- splitting screech, followed instantly by a chorus of yells, a pistol report, more yells, and then a number of reports. – The Coming of the Law by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. An aged woman, the chief's mother, who was splitting bark by the fire, waved her hands also. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  3. After the ear- splitting racket it was almost still enough to hurt. – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  4. And late the next morning, Mr. Verdant Green woke up with a splitting headache, and wished that he had never been born. – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  5. My head is splitting for want of a cigar. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  6. " That's hair- splitting," snapped Captain Ross. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  7. I paused while drawing at it, checked by the splitting open of the earth in the first turning to the right and the second to the left, or thereabouts. – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  8. He heard the deafening echoing explosions of splitting ice in the distance . – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  9. The above- mentioned combing and splitting action takes place at this point as well as for a distance of, say, 24 inches to 30 inches below. – The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth by T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour
  10. Especially pronounced among the Shoshone of this area is the practice of splitting into a number of scattered and very small winter camps. – Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society by Robert F. Murphy Yolanda Murphy
  11. The echoes of splitting ice came like distant explosions. – The Eternal Maiden by T. Everett Harré
  12. He avoided it only by the extreme rapidity with which he dropped behind the packing- case, and it flew over his head and crashed against the centre panel of a big wardrobe that stood in one corner of the room, splitting the panel it struck from top to bottom. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  13. He brought his ax down on the king's head, splitting it into two parts, and the king fell at the feet of his horses. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  14. Soft, uniform; seasons well; easy to work; nails without splitting; fairly durable in contact with the soil; and shrinks less than other species of pine. – Seasoning of Wood by Joseph B. Wagner
  15. I have such a splitting headache that I must go straight and lie down. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
  16. I'm not much good splitting sentimental hairs. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  17. The Marsh was Advertised as a Manufacturing Suburb, and they had side- splitting Circulars showing the Opera House, the Drill Factory, Public Library, and the Congregational Church. – More Fables by George Ade
  18. That old Billy is mighty nice about splitting the wood and bringing it in. – The Comings of Cousin Ann by Emma Speed Sampson
  19. I bethought me of an axe for splitting wood, that lay in the kitchen, and fetching it quickly, I put it in his hand. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett