Definitions for: Split

[n] division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
[n] the act of rending or ripping or splitting something; "he gave the envelope a vigorous rip"
[n] extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back)
[n] 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"
[n] (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"
[n] a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts
[n] an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea
[n] an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart; "there was a rip in his pants"
[n] a lengthwise crack in wood; "he inserted the wedge into a split in the log"
[n] a promised or claimed share of loot or money; "he demanded his split before they disbanded"
[n] a bottle containing half the usual amount
[adj] 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"
[adj] (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
[adj] having a long rip or tear; "a split lip"
[adj] 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"
[adj] being divided or separated; "split between love and hate"
[v] break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
[v] separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
[v] separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
[v] go one's own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Split, n.
(a) (Basketwork) Any of the three or four strips into
which osiers are commonly cleft for certain kinds of
work; -- usually in pl.
(b) (Weaving) Any of the dents of a reed.
(c) Any of the air currents in a mine formed by dividing a
larger current.

2. Short for Split shot or stroke.

3. (Gymnastics) 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. [Cant
or Slang]

4. 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. [Cant or Slang]

Split, a. (Exchanges)
(a) 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.
(b) Of quotations, given in sixteenth, quotations in
eighths being regular; as, 103/16 is a split
(c) (London Stock Exchange) Designating ordinary stock
that has been divided into preferred ordinary and
deferred ordinary.

Split (spl[i^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Split
(Splitted, R.); p. pr. & vb. n. Splitting.] [Probably of
Scand. or Low german origin; cf. Dan. splitte, LG. splitten,
OD. splitten, spletten, D. splijten, G. spleissen, MHG.
spl[=i]zen. Cf. Splice, Splint, Splinter.]
1. 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.

Cold winter split the rocks in twain. --Dryden.

2. To burst; to rupture; to rend; to tear asunder.

A huge vessel of exceeding hard marble split asunder
by congealed water. --Boyle.

3. To divide or break up into parts or divisions, as by
discord; to separate into parts or parties, as a political
party; to disunite. [Colloq.] --South.

4. (Chem.) To divide or separate into components; -- often
used with up; as, to split up sugar into alcohol and
carbonic acid.

To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety.

Split, v. i.
1. To part asunder; to be rent; to burst; as, vessels split
by the freezing of water in them.

2. To be broken; to be dashed to pieces.

The ship splits on the rock. --Shak.

3. To separate into parties or factions. [Colloq.]

4. To burst with laughter. [Colloq.]

Each had a gravity would make you split. --Pope.

5. To divulge a secret; to betray confidence; to peach.
[Slang] --Thackeray.

6. (Blackjack) to divide one hand of blackjack into two
hands, allowed when the first two cards dealt to a player
have the same value.

To split on a rock, to err fatally; to have the hopes and
designs frustrated.

Split, n.
A crack, or longitudinal fissure.

2. A breach or separation, as in a political party; a
division. [Colloq.]

3. A piece that is split off, or made thin, by splitting; a
splinter; a fragment.

4. Specif (Leather Manuf.), one of the sections of a skin
made by dividing it into two or more thicknesses.

5. (Faro) A division of a stake happening when two cards of
the kind on which the stake is laid are dealt in the same

6. (Finance) 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.

7. (Blackjack) 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

Split, a.
1. Divided; cleft.

2. (Bot.) Divided deeply; cleft.

Split pease, hulled pease split for making soup, etc.

Split pin (Mach.), a pin with one end split so that it may
be spread open to secure it in its place.

Split pulley, a parting pulley. See under Pulley.

Split ring, a ring with overlapped or interlocked ends
which may be sprung apart so that objects, as keys, may be
strung upon the ring or removed from it.

Split ticket, a ballot containing the names of only a
portion of the candidates regularly nominated by one
party, other names being substituted for those omitted.

Synonyms: break, break open, break up, broken, burst, carve up, cleave, cut, disconnected, dissever, disunited, divide, divided, fragmented, injured, part, part, rent, rent, rip, rip, rive, schism, separate, separate, split up, split up, stock split, tear

Antonyms: unify, unite

See Also: acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt, Balkanise, Balkanize, banana split, blow, bottle, bottleful, break, break apart, break away, break up, break with, canton, change integrity, city, cleft, come apart, crack, crevice, Croatia, diffract, disassociate, disjoint, disperse, dissipate, dissociate, disunify, disunite, division, divorce, fall apart, fissure, format, formation, frozen dessert, gap, Hrvatska, increase, initialise, initialize, laminate, lot, maul, metropolis, move, opening, paragraph, parcel, part, percentage, portion, Republic of Croatia, scatter, scissure, secede, sectionalise, sectionalize, separate, share, sliver, splinter, split up, spread out, stave, stave in, step-up, subdivide, tear, tear, triangulate, unitise, unitize, urban center

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